MLB Spring Training Schedule 2013: When Does It Start and What Teams Will Be In Action?

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Feb 15, 2013 12:32 PM EST
Justin Verlander in Spring Training
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander signs autographs during their MLB spring training full squad workout in Lakeland, Florida"

We are just days away from hearing the words that baseball fans love to hear "Play ball!" Spring Training is a week away from launching and we have the schedule of the first week of the action right here. 

The Boston Red Sox start things off with two matchups against non-Major League squads as they face the Huskies and Eagles. They will be the only team in action giving Spring Training double-header action. 

The game against the Huskies won't have tickets available to the public, but you can go check out their game against the Eagles.

Date & Time: Thursday, Feb. 21 
Huskies matchup- 1:35 p.m. ET
Eagles matchup- 4 p.m. ET

The following day, exactly a week away from today, Friday, Feb. 22, there will be eight professional teams in action and four games to watch.

Kicking the action off at 1:05 p.m. ET are the Atlanta Braves vs. Detroit Tigers. The Tigers will look to better their 2012 performance and actually with the World Series as the Braves will prepare to bring the best outfield in baseball after a busy offseason.

At 3:05 p.m. ET, things really get going as the Cincinnati Reds face the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals face the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners host the San Diego Padres. 

Saturday, Feb. 23 
There is a ton of action the following day as 16 games will take over Spring Training.  

Nationals vs. Mets @12:10 p.m. ET
Astros vs. Phillies @1:05 p.m. ET
Twins vs. Orioles @1:05 p.m. ET
Yankees vs. Braves @1:05 p.m. ET
Pirates vs. Rays (ss) @1:05 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs. Marlins @1:05 p.m. ET
Blue Jays vs. Tigers @1:05 p.m. ET
Rays (ss) vs. Red Sox @1:35 p.m. ET
Angels (ss) vs. Giants @3:05 p.m. ET
White Sox vs. Dodgers @3:05 p.m. ET
Cubs vs. Angels @3:05 p.m. ET
Indians vs. Reds @3:05 p.m. ET
Athletics vs. Brewers @3:05 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Paders @3:05 p.m. ET
Rangers vs. Royals @3:05 p.m. ET
Rockies vs. D-backs @3:10 p.m. ET

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