Detroit Tigers' 2021 spring training schedule looks like typical Grapefruit League slate
The Detroit Tigers have 2021 Opening Day slated for April 1 at Comerica Park, but in order to get there, they'll have to go through spring training.
Announced Wednesday by MLB, the Tigers' spring schedule begins with an exhibition Feb. 26 against Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, before starting Grapefruit League competition in Tampa with the New York Yankees.
On Feb. 28, the Tigers return to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium to play the Boston Red Sox.
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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unclear if fans will be permitted to attend spring training games. Times for the contests have not been determined.
The Tigers have 34 Grapefruit League games on the schedule, including split-squads March 3, March 13 and March 25.
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They wrap up spring training March 30 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg before beginning the regular season April 1 in a clash with the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.
Tigers 2021 spring training schedule
Feb. 26: Southeastern University (Lakeland)
Feb. 27: Yankees (Tampa)
Feb. 28: Red Sox (Lakeland)
March 1: Astros (Lakeland)
March 2: Braves (Lakeland)
March 3: Phillies (Clearwater)
March 3: Blue Jays (Dunedin)
March 4: Orioles (Lakeland)
March 5: Braves (North Port)
March 6: Yankees (Lakeland)
March 7: Nationals (Lakeland)
March 8: Phillies (Clearwater)
March 9: Red Sox (Fort Myers)
March 10: Twins (Fort Myers)
March 11: Blue Jays (Lakeland)
March 12: Phillies (Lakeland)
March 13: Pirates (Bradenton)
March 13: Blue Jays (Dunedin)
March 14: Pirates (Lakeland)
March 16: Rays (Port Charlotte)
March 17: Orioles (Lakeland)
March 18: Rays (Lakeland)
March 19: Nationals (West Palm Beach)
March 20: Astros (West Palm Beach)
March 21: Blue Jays (Lakeland)
March 22: Orioles (Sarasota)
Tuesday, March 23: Phillies (Lakeland)
March 24: Rays (Lakeland)
March 25: Phillies (Clearwater)
March 25: Pirates (Bradenton)
March 26: Yankees (Lakeland)
March 27: Phillies (Lakeland)
March 28: Yankees (Tampa)
March 29: Rays (Lakeland)
March 30: Rays (St. Petersburg)
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