2023 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Reporting Dates
Pitchers & Catchers First Work Out
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Full Squad First Work Out
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Fans are invited to watch the team’s workouts on the back fields at the complex each day.
There is no charge to attend and free parking is available.
Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Fan Events
The 2023 Spring Training promotional schedule features giveaways and opportunities for fans of all ages.
The promotional schedule is highlighted by special event days such as Heroes Day (March 8), presented by Cheney Brothers, and Youth Sports Day (March 19), as well as various giveaways, including a Magnet Schedule (February 25), presented by Tommy’s Car Wash, Orioles Spring Training T-Shirt (March 3), Chick-fil-A Plush Cow and coupon (March 4), presented by Chick-fil-A, and an Orioles Golf Visor (March 16), presented by First Watch.
During every Saturday and Sunday home game, the Orioles will honor members of the Sarasota community who are selflessly working or volunteering to improve the lives of others through the Birdland Community Heroes program.
The club will work out from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day, leading up to the first home game.
Workouts at Ed Smith Stadium are free and open to the public up to the date that exhibition games begin.
Ballpark gates open at 9:00 a.m. each day at the Ed Smith Stadium/City of Sarasota Sports Complex.
The Orioles announced their 2023 Grapefruit League schedule, which is slated to begin Saturday, February 25, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. against the Minnesota Twins.
The 2023 Spring Training marks the club’s 14th spring season at Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles will play 17 home games at Ed Smith Stadium, including 12 afternoon games, all beginning at 1:05 p.m., and five night games, each slated to begin at 6:05 p.m.
The Orioles will face nine different opponents during Grapefruit League play, with 11 of the club’s 31 games against American League East divisional rivals – Boston Red Sox (3 games; 2 at home), New York Yankees (2 games; 1 at home), Tampa Bay Rays (2 games; 1 at home), and Toronto Blue Jays (4 games; 2 at home).
The O’s will play a spring-high six games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, three of which will be at Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles will also host the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Twins during their 2023 Spring Training slate.
The team’s 15-game road schedule features three games at the home ballpark of the Pirates, and two games at the Blue Jays, Phillies, Tigers, and Twins. The Orioles will also play one game at the Braves, Rays, Red Sox, and Yankees.
Late addtion: The Orioles also announced that the club will host the St. Louis Cardinals at Ed Smith Stadium for an additional Spring Training game on Monday, March 27, 2023.
The 2023 season will mark the Orioles’ 14th Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s 13th season at the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.
The Baltimore Orioles spring training camp moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Sarasota in 2010.
And as the years grow it seems to be a welcome move for all concerned: Sarasota, the team and fans from both Sarasota and the north east who make their annual pilgrimage to the sun coast for the O's spring training season each year.
And as history shows, Sarasota and spring training go together like "hand in glove!"
Short History: The O's had been on a year-to-year retainer with Ft. Lauderdale since 2004 and talks between the Orioles and Sarasota officials were on & off several times over the course of 2008-09.
But the two concerns finally came together after it looked like all hope had dissolved in the negotiations...or as an avid fan would put it: "it's two outs, bases loaded, tied score, full count in the bottom of the 9th." Both sides came out winners.
Some longtime Orioles fans may remember, however, that this is not the first time the O’s have held their spring training rites in Sarasota.
The O's spring training entourage called Ed Smith Stadium home for a whopping big 3 games in 1991 when they shared the stadium with the White Sox.
They also shared McKechnie Field with the Pirates that spring training season and earlier, in 1989, the O’s began training at what is now Twin Oaks Park, east of I-75 off Clark road, back when it was the Kansas City Royals Academy.
For some reason it seemed like the O’s could not find a permanent home and were the vagabonds of the Grapefruit League.
The Baltimore Spring Training Camp has bounced around the state
of Florida: in ’89 at Miami’s Biscayne College, in ’91 they took up
spring residence at Sarasota’s Twin Lakes Park again while hoping for a
permanent home in Naples, which fell through.
The O’s spent spring training’s last week and a half in 1991 at Pompano Beach before moving to Port Charlotte, Florida.
Spring training camp locations for the O’s also included: Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete and of course since 1996, Ft. Lauderdale.
The O’s and Sarasota have “flirted” with each other through the years. And now, the O’s have found a permanent home, at last, in Sarasota.
Not such a bad deal. The O’s get a new, permanent home with upgrades and Sarasota gets to remain a traditional home to baseball spring training, as it has been since the early 20th Century.
Sarasota welcomes the 2013 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Camp to town.
Dates and times are deemed to be correct, however they were provided by the Orioles and are subject to change without notice.