With the lockout over, the Phillies return to Clearwater.
Players are already arriving ahead of the mandatory reporting date on Sunday, and MLB released the revised spring schedule Friday afternoon.
The new Grapefruit League schedule will vary by region. West Coast Florida clubs will play at least 17 games over 21 days between each other, and East Coast teams will play at least 15 on their side of the state.
The Phillies will play 19 exhibition games before Opening Day on April 7. Their first spring game is scheduled for Friday, March 18 in Detroit at Lakeland.
The full Phillies spring schedule is below (note that times are to be determined).
|Fri 18 March||PHI @ DET||Lakeland, Florida|
|Sat 19 March||TOR @ PHI||Clearwater, Florida|
|Sun 20 March||PHI @ ATL||North Port, Florida|
|Monday March 21||[email protected]||Tampa, Florida|
|Tue 22 March||DET @ PHI||Clearwater, Florida|
|Wed 23 March||TOR @ PHI||Clearwater, Florida|
|Thu 24 March||PHI @ PIT||Bradenton, Florida|
|Fri, March 25||[email protected]||Clearwater, Florida|
|Sat 26 March||PHI @ DET||Lakeland, Florida|
|Sun 27 March||PHI @ TOR||Dunedin, Florida|
|Monday, March 28 th||BAL @ PHI||Clearwater, Florida|
|Wed 30 March||DET @ PHI||Clearwater, Florida|
|Thu 31 March||[email protected]||Clearwater, Florida|
|Fri, April 1||[email protected]||Sarasota, Florida|
|Sat 2 April||PHI @ TOR||Dunedin, Florida|
|Sun April 3||DET @ PHI||Clearwater, Florida|
|Monday april 4th||[email protected]||Tampa, Florida|
|Tue, April 5||PIT @ PHI||Clearwater, Florida|
|Wed 6 April||PHI @ TB||St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Land)|
Admittedly, this is not the most important position. How about some shots of Bryce Harper and co. in Clearwater?
The baseball is on! Rejoice!
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