Spring Training schedule features 16 home games

Spring Training schedule features 16 home games

NEW YORK -- The Yankees are scheduled to play their first Spring Training game of 2015 on March 3 against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., and will host Philadelphia the next afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.

The Yankees' Grapefruit League schedule, revealed on Monday, will feature a total of 33 exhibition contests, 16 of them at home. The slate includes matchups with all four American League East rivals and five night games at Steinbrenner Field.

Yankees pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Feb. 20 and will hold their first workout on Feb. 21. Position players are scheduled to report on Feb. 25 and the first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 26.

Games against AL East opponents are as follows: Orioles (March 28 at 1:05 p.m. ET), Rays (March 9 at 1:05 p.m. and April 1 at 1:05 p.m.), Red Sox (March 11 at 1:05 p.m.) and Blue Jays (March 17 at 7:05 p.m.).

Night games at Steinbrenner Field will include: March 6 vs. Pirates, March 12 vs. Braves, March 17 vs. Blue Jays, March 19 vs. Phillies and March 24 vs. Tigers.

The final day of Spring Training will April 3, when the Yankees will host the Nationals at 1:05 p.m. Opening Day for the regular season is scheduled for April 6 against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

Season tickets for 2015 Yankees Spring Training home games are on sale now. Individual-game spring tickets will go on sale on Friday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at yankees.com, the Steinbrenner Field box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

For ticket information, fans can call (813) 879-2244 or visit www.yankees.com. This will be the Yankees' 20th Spring Training at Steinbrenner Field, which was originally named Legends Field and renamed in Steinbrenner's honor in 2008.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.