BALTIMORE -- Spring Training is just around the corner.
On Thursday afternoon, the Orioles packed up the trucks at Camden Yards, an annual event that signals the start of spring is near. The trucks, carrying all sorts of equipment and baseball goodies, are expected to arrive at the O's spring home in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday.
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Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report Feb. 13, with the full squad arriving several days later.
The O's 2017 Grapefruit League schedule opens Friday, Feb. 24, with an away game in Lakeland, Fla., against the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles will play their home opener on Sunday, Feb. 26, with a 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium.
Before that, the Orioles have an exciting weekend ahead as the team unveils the re-signing of Mark Trumbo on Friday, and Saturday brings the annual FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.