11/08/2012 3:45 PM ET
Astros announce 2013 Spring Training schedule
The Houston Astros unveiled their 2013 Spring Training schedule today, which includes 16 home dates, with nine of those games landing on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
The 2013 season will mark the Astros first season in the American League, and the club’s 29th season of Spring Training at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL. The Astros begin the 2013 Grapefruit League schedule on Saturday, February 23 against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, FL, before hosting the New York Mets on Sunday, February 24, in the club’s Spring Home Opener. Start times to all Spring games will be announced at a later date. Game dates and times are subject to change.
Ten of the Astros’ 16 home games will feature teams that made the playoffs in 2012, starting with the reigning American League Champion Detroit Tigers (Tuesday, February 26) and A.L. East Champion New York Yankees (Thursday, February 28). The Astros will then host the National League Wild Card winner and 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, March 1, before hosting the N.L. Wild Card participant Atlanta Braves on Saturday, March 2. The Washington Nationals, this year’s N.L. East Champion and former organization of Astros Manager Bo Porter, will visit Osceola County Stadium on Thursday, March 7, followed by the Braves, who return to Kissimmee on Friday, March 8.
The Phillies, a club that has made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons, will be in Kissimmee on Sunday, March 10, followed by the return of the Nationals on Wednesday, March 13. The Astros will then host their former division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates (Friday, March 15), the Toronto Blue Jays (Sunday, March 17) and the Mets, who return on Wednesday, March 20.
The Astros will wrap up their Spring home schedule by hosting the Cardinals (Friday, March 22), the Miami Marlins (Sunday, March 24), the Nationals (Monday, March 25) and the Tigers, who will take part in the Astros’ final Spring home game on Thursday, March 28.
Information on purchasing Astros Spring Training tickets will be released in the upcoming weeks.
2013 Houston Astros Spring Training Schedule
(as of Nov. 8, 2012, subject to change)
Day Date Opponent Site Time
Saturday February 23 Philadelphia Clearwater TBA
Sunday February 24 New York Mets KISSIMMEE TBA
Monday February 25 St. Louis Jupiter TBA
Tuesday February 26 Detroit KISSIMMEE TBA
Tampa Bay Port Charlotte TBA
Wednesday February 27 Toronto Dunedin TBA
Thursday February 28 New York Yankees (ss) KISSIMMEE TBA
Friday March 1 St. Louis KISSIMMEE TBA
Saturday March 2 Atlanta KISSIMMEE TBA
Sunday March 3 Pittsburgh Bradenton TBA
Monday March 4 Detroit Lakeland TBA
Tuesday March 5 Washington Viera TBA
Wednesday March 6 No Game Scheduled
Thursday March 7 Washington KISSIMMEE TBA
Friday March 8 Atlanta (ss) KISSIMMEE TBA
Saturday March 9 New York Mets Port St. Lucie TBA
Sunday March 10 Philadelphia KISSIMMEE TBA
Monday March 11 No Game Scheduled
Tuesday March 12 Miami Jupiter TBA
Wednesday March 13 Washington (ss) KISSIMMEE TBA
Thursday March 14 Washington Viera TBA
Friday March 15 Pittsburgh KISSIMMEE TBA
Saturday March 16 Washington Viera TBA
Sunday March 17 Toronto KISSIMMEE TBA
Monday March 18 No Game Scheduled
Tuesday March 19 Toronto Dunedin TBA
Wednesday March 20 New York Mets KISSIMMEE TBA
Thursday March 21 Detroit Lakeland TBA
Friday March 22 St. Louis KISSIMMEE TBA
Saturday March 23 Atlanta (ss) Orlando TBA
Sunday March 24 Miami KISSIMMEE TBA
Monday March 25 Washington KISSIMMEE TBA
Tuesday March 26 New York Yankees Tampa TBA
Wednesday March 27 New York Mets Port St. Lucie TBA
Thursday March 28 Atlanta Orlando TBA
Detroit KISSIMMEE TBA
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