Another piece of the puzzle emerges, as the Tampa Bay Rays release a 2011 schedule that includes plenty of games against the Pirates, Twins and Red Sox — as well as a one-game return to Al Lang Field.
The Rays will return to their former spring-training home on March 9 to face the Netherlands National Team, one of four foreign squads training in St. Pete this coming spring.
The Rays Grapefruit League home schedule includes two games each against the New York Yankees (March 3 and March 21) and Boston Red Sox (March 10, March 18) and single games against the Philadelphia Phillies (March 23) and Florida Marlins (March 15).
In addition, the Rays will host the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, March 30. Ticket information for that game will be released at a later date. The Rays will open the regular season at home on Friday, April 1 against the Baltimore Orioles.
Single game ticket prices for games at Charlotte Sports Park will range from $8 to $27 and will go on sale in January.
The Rays will hold their first spring training workout with pitchers and catchers at Charlotte Sports Park on February 16. Workouts are free and open to the public.