11/26/2012 5:57 PM ET
Mariners announce 2013 Cactus League schedule
Mariners open Cactus League play February 22 against the San Diego Padres.
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Seattle Mariners today announced their 2013 Cactus League spring training schedule, which includes 35 games beginning with a three-game weekend series with the San Diego Padres February 22-24 at the club’s spring home, the Peoria (AZ) Sports Complex.
Seattle pitchers and catchers will report to spring training Feb. 12 (physicals) and holds its first workout Feb. 13. Position players are scheduled to report Feb. 15 and the first full-squad workout will be held Feb. 16. Due to the World Baseball Classic, some position players may report earlier than the assigned date.
The Mariners will be celebrating their 20th spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex, and their 37th season training in the Valley of the Sun. Last spring the Mariners and Padres agreed to a long-term lease agreement with City of Peoria keeping the Peoria Sports Complex as the team’s spring training and player development home up to 2034. The Cactus League will again feature 15 teams in 2013, and for the third consecutive season all teams will play in the greater Phoenix area.
The Mariners will play 20 games at Peoria Stadium next spring, including two when the Padres are designated the home team (February 23 & March 22). The Mariners and Padres will play the annual charity game on February 22, which benefits over two dozen local causes in the Peoria area.
The 2013 spring opener February 22 vs. the Padres will be the earliest in club history (previous was 2/25/09) and the 34 Cactus League games (does not include one exhibition game) will be second-most in club history (37 in 2009). Due in large part to the World Baseball Classic, the Mariners will have four off days during the spring (March 5, March 11, March 20, March 29).
The Cactus League schedule includes three night games in Peoria, beginning with a game March 15 vs. a World Baseball Classic team from the Asia qualifier. Night games will also be played March 19 vs. the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants and March 21 vs. the Chicago Cubs.
[Start time note: Daylight Saving Time goes into effect on Sunday, March 10, but the state of Arizona does not change its clocks. As a result, through March 9, for the first 16 Mariners games, Arizona will be on Mountain Time, and the games will start at 1:05 MT/12:05 PT. For the remaining games, Arizona will be in the Pacific Time zone.]
The Mariners will play their final game in Arizona March 28 vs. the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, and cap the spring schedule March 30 with a game vs. the Colorado Rockies in Salt Lake City, Utah (Spring Mobile Park). Seattle will hold a workout March 31 at Oakland Coliseum and open the 2013 regular season Monday, April 1 at Oakland against the Athletics. The 2013 home opener will be Monday, April 8 vs. the Houston Astros at Safeco Field (7:10 pm).
The radio and TV schedule for spring training will be finalized at a later date.
Mariners Spring Ticket Information:
Single-game tickets: Tickets for all Mariners games at the Peoria Sports Complex will go on sale Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 9:00 am. Tickets may be purchased via phone at 800-677-1227, online at www.mariners.com, or in person at the Peoria Sports Complex box office located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382. Individual game tickets are priced from $7 to $28.
Group ticketing: Group ticket discounts include $1.00 off tickets for groups of 20 or more and $2.00 off tickets for groups of 100 or more on seats in the Upper Box, Outfield Box, Bleachers or Lawn. Some games are subject to blackout. For more information, contact the Box Office Group Sales Coordinator at (623) 773-8719.
Spring season tickets: Three great season ticket packages are available. To become a Season Ticket holder, contact the Box Office at (623) 773-8720.
Spring Training Tours packages: Official travel packages to Spring Training in Peoria include spring game tickets, lodging and ground transportation. For further information on such packages, call 1-800-8WARMUP or visit www.mariners.com.
Now available at www.Mariners.com:
- Complete Cactus League schedule;
- Ticket information for all Mariners home Cactus League games in Peoria; and
- Travel package information: Complete Spring Training Tours packages for Mariners fans may be purchased now.
SEATTLE MARINERS 2013 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Location Time
Friday, February 22 San Diego Padres (Charity Game) Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Saturday, February 23 at San Diego Padres Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Sunday, February 24 San Diego Padres Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Monday, February 25 Los Angeles Angels Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Tuesday, February 26 at Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale 1:05/12:05 PT
Wednesday, February 27 at Cleveland Indians Goodyear 1:05/12:05 PT
Thursday, February 28 at San Francisco Giants Scottsdale 1:05/12:05 PT
Friday, March 1 Texas Rangers Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Saturday, March 2 Los Angeles Dodgers Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Sunday, March 3 at Texas Rangers Surprise 1:05/12:05 PT
Monday, March 4 Colorado Rockies Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Tuesday, March 5 OFF DAY
Wednesday, March 6 Milwaukee Brewers Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Thursday, March 7 at Kansas City Royals (ss) Surprise 1:05/12:05 PT
at Oakland Athletics (ss) Phoenix 1:05/12:05 PT
Friday, March 8 Oakland Athletics Peoria 1:05/12:05 PT
Saturday, March 9 at Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale 1:05/12:05 PT
Sunday, March 10 Chicago White Sox Peoria 1:05
Monday, March 11 OFF DAY
Tuesday, March 12 Arizona Diamondbacks Peoria 1:05
Wednesday, March 13 at Kansas City Royals Surprise 1:05
Thursday, March 14 Cincinnati Reds Peoria 1:05
Friday, March 15 at Los Angeles Angels (ss) Tempe 1:05
WBC – Asia Pool Team (ss) Peoria 7:05
Saturday, March 16 at Colorado Rockies Scottsdale/Talking Stick 1:05
Sunday, March 17 Texas Rangers Peoria 1:05
Monday, March 18 at Oakland Athletics Phoenix 1:05
Tuesday, March 19 San Francisco Giants Peoria 7:05
Wednesday, March 20 OFF DAY
Thursday, March 21 Chicago Cubs Peoria 7:05
Friday, March 22 at San Diego Padres Peoria 1:05
Saturday, March 23 Cleveland Indians Peoria 1:05
Sunday, March 24 at Arizona Diamondbacks Scottsdale/Talking Stick 1:05
Monday, March 25 at Cincinnati Reds Goodyear 1:05
Tuesday, March 26 Kansas City Royals Peoria 1:05
Wednesday, March 27 Los Angeles Dodgers Peoria 1:05
Thursday, March 28 at Chicago Cubs Mesa 1:05
Friday, March 29 OFF DAY
Saturday, March 30 at Colorado Rockies Salt Lake City 1:05
Sunday, March 31 Workout Oakland TBA
Monday, April 1 2012 Season Opener Oakland TBA
All Times Local to site - Daylight Saving Time begins March 10 (Arizona is MT thru March 9; PT beginning March 10)
Bold: Home team (ss): Mariners will be split-squad WBC: World Baseball Classic team from Asia qualifier
Report Dates in Peoria:
Pitchers/Catchers: Feb. 12 (physicals) / Feb. 13 (first workout)
Position Players: Feb. 15 (physicals) / Feb. 16 (first full squad workout)
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