Detroit Tigers’ new spring training schedule: 18 games begin March 18 in Lakeland

Detroit Free Press

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers will play 18 Grapefruit League games this season.

The spring training schedule begins with a March 18 home game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, followed by a trip to Bradenton for a March 19 clash with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Spring training concludes April 5 in Tampa against the New York Yankees.

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Before MLB’s lockout, the Tigers were slated for 33 games.

Under the new format, the Tigers will play in a four-team pod with the Phillies (five games), Yankees (five games) and Toronto Blue Jays (four games), while also taking on the Pirates (two games) and Baltimore Orioles (two games).

The TV and radio schedules and game times will be ironed out soon. Single-game tickets go on sale Sunday, the first mandatory report day for all MLB teams.

Opening Day is April 8 at Comerica Park.

2022 spring training schedule

March 18: Phillies (Lakeland).

March 19: Pirates (Bradenton).

March 20: Yankees (Tampa).

March 21: Blue Jays (Lakeland).

March 22: Phillies (Clearwater).

March 23: Pirates (Lakeland).

March 24: Yankees (Lakeland).

March 25: Blue Jays (Dunedin).

March 26: Phillies (Lakeland).

March 27: Orioles (Sarasota).

March 28: Yankees (Lakeland).

March 30: Phillies (Clearwater).

March 31: Blue Jays (Dunedin).

April 1: Yankees (Lakeland).

April 2: Orioles (Lakeland).

April 3: Phillies (Clearwater).

April 4: Blue Jays (Lakeland).

April 5: Yankees (Tampa).

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