The Boston Red Sox released a final spring-training schedule that calls for lots of games against the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays, as well as home and aways with the New York Yankees and New York Mets.
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Boston will open the spring season with two college exhibitions on Saturday, February 26, a 1:05 p.m. matinee against the Boston College Eagles followed by a nightcap with the Northeastern University Huskies at 6:00 p.m.
The Red Sox will kick off the 2011 Grapefruit League schedule on Sunday, February 27 when the Mayor’s Cup rival Minnesota Twins host Boston at Hammond Stadium, beginning at 7:05 p.m. The Red Sox will host the Twins the following day at City of Palms Park, the second of five total contests between the cross-town foes.
Boston will visit the AL East rival New York Yankees on Friday, March 4 at 7:10pm in Tampa and will host the club on Monday, March 14 at 7:05 p.m. Other division matchups include four contests against the Baltimore Orioles, four versus the Tampa Bay Rays and two with Toronto.
On March 17, the New York Mets will visit City of Palms Park in a St. Patrick’s Day match-up, starting at 1:05 p.m.
The annual Spring Training equipment truck departure will take place on Tuesday, February 8 from Fenway Park.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to hold the first workout on Tuesday, February 15 with the first full squad workout on Saturday, February 19. All workouts are open to the public free of charge and shuttle buses are provided from City of Palms Park at $2.00 per person round trip.