Mariners announce 33-game spring schedule
A record eight night contests and a visit to the Cubs’ new Spring Training home in Mesa, Ariz., highlight the Mariners’ 33-game 2014 Cactus League schedule that was released Tuesday.
Under new manager Lloyd McClendon, the Mariners will open Spring Training at a remodeled Peoria Sports Complex when pitchers and catchers report for physicals on Feb. 12.
Pitchers and catchers will take the field for the first time on Feb. 13, with position players reporting Feb. 17 and the first full-squad workout slated for Feb. 18.
The Mariners will then work out daily before beginning Cactus League action with the annual Charity Game against the Padres on Feb. 27 at Peoria Stadium.
The Mariners will play 16 spring games at Peoria Stadium, including one when the Padres are designated the home team on Feb. 28. The road schedule will include a March 20 contest against the Cubs at their new spring facility being built at the old Riverview Golf Course in Mesa.
The eight night games will be March 8 at the Dodgers in Glendale, March 10 at the Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, March 12 vs. the Cubs in Peoria, March 14 at the Rockies in Scottsdale, March 18 and 21 vs. the Padres in Peoria, March 25 at the Royals in Surprise, and March 28 vs. the Rockies in Peoria.
For the first time since 1988, the Mariners won’t play outside of the Phoenix area in the final days of spring before opening the regular season. Instead, they’ll stay in Arizona and play two exhibition games against the Rockies – in Peoria on March 28 and at Scottsdale on March 29 – before flying to Anaheim for a workout day on Sunday, March 30.
They’ll then open the regular season Monday, March 31, against the Angels in Anaheim. The home opener will be April 8 at 7:10 p.m. against the Angels at Safeco Field.
Here’s the Mariners’ Cactus League schedule, or you can click here for a look at the full calendar:
Thursday, February 27 San Diego Padres (Charity Game) Peoria 1:05
Friday, February 28 at San Diego Padres Peoria 1:05
Saturday, March 1 Los Angeles Angels Peoria 1:05
Sunday, March 2 at Cleveland Indians Goodyear 1:05
Monday, March 3 Colorado Rockies (ss) Peoria 1:05
at Cincinnati Reds (ss) Goodyear 1:05
Tuesday, March 4 at Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale 1:05
Wednesday, March 5 Cleveland Indians Peoria 1:05
Thursday, March 6 at Chicago White Sox Glendale 1:05
Friday, March 7 Cincinnati Reds Peoria 1:05
Saturday, March 8 at San Francisco Giants (ss) Scottsdale 1:05
at Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) Glendale 7:05
Sunday, March 9 Texas Rangers Peoria 1:05
Monday, March 10 Kansas City Royals (ss) Peoria 1:05
at Arizona D-backs (ss) Scottsdale/Talking Stick 7:05
Tuesday, March 11 at Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:05
Wednesday, March 12 Chicago Cubs Peoria 7:05
Thursday, March 13 at Arizona Diamondbacks Scottsdale/Talking Stick 1:05
Friday, March 14 at Colorado Rockies Scottsdale/Talking Stick 6:40
Saturday, March 15 San Francisco Giants Peoria 1:05
Sunday, March 16 at Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:05
Monday, March 17 OFF DAY
Tuesday, March 18 San Diego Padres Peoria 7:05
Wednesday, March 19 Milwaukee Brewers Peoria 7:05
Thursday, March 20 at Chicago Cubs Mesa 1:05
Friday, March 21 San Diego Padres Peoria 7:05
Saturday, March 22 at Oakland Athletics (ss) Phoenix 1:05
at Colorado Rockies (ss) Scottsdale/Talking Stick 1:10
Sunday, March 23 Oakland Athletics Peoria 1:05
Monday, March 24 Chicago White Sox Peoria 1:05
Tuesday, March 25 at Kansas City Royals Surprise 6:05
Wednesday, March 26 at Texas Rangers Surprise 12:05
Thursday, March 27 OFF DAY
Friday, March 28 Colorado Rockies** Peoria 7:05
Saturday, March 29 at Colorado Rockies** Scottsdale/Talking Stick 12:10
Sunday, March 30 Workout in Anaheim Anaheim TBD
Monday, March 31 2014 Season Opener Anaheim TBD