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Rays unveil 2013 Spring Training schedule
ST. PETERSBURG -- Tampa Bay's 2013 spring schedule and ticket prices for Grapefruit League games at Charlotte Sports Park were released Tuesday.

The Rays will play 17 Spring Training home games in Port Charlotte, Fla., against Major League opponents in '13.

Pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 12 and the Rays will begin their home schedule on Feb. 23 with a split-squad game against the Pirates.

The home schedule at Charlotte Sports Park includes games against all four American League East opponents, as well as the AL champion Tigers (Feb. 28) and the Phillies (March 8 and March 15).

The Rays will conclude the Grapefruit League slate on Saturday, March 30 at Tropicana Field against the Tigers, and will open the regular season at Tropicana Field on April 2 against the Orioles.

Single-game Spring Training tickets for games at Charlotte Sports Park will go on sale in January, with a specific date to be announced, and range in price from $10 to $27. Fixed seat prices in Field Box, Field Reserved and Baseline Reserved categories remain the same as those in 2012, while Berm/Boardwalk general-admission tickets will be available starting at $10.

Spring Training season-ticket holders continue to enjoy discounted ticket prices for the 17-game spring schedule at Charlotte Sports Park, as well as opportunities for discounts on Rays merchandise and parking.

Fans interested in placing a $50 deposit for Spring Training season tickets can do so by visiting or by calling 888-FAN-RAYS. All individuals who have placed a deposit will be contacted in January to select their seats.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for

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