You may have overlooked it, what with all the last-minute holiday shopping you probably had to do, and the dinners with Aunt Sally and Uncle Joe, and the New Year’s Eve celebrations and whatnot, but at some point in the last week or so, the Cleveland Indians announced their schedule for spring training for 2013.

Pitchers and catchers report to the Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona, on February 10, a mere 39 days from the date of this post. The rest of the squad reports three days later.

The Indians begin their Cactus League exhibition schedule with a home game versus the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, Feb. 22, followed by an “away game” with the Reds (who also play their home games at Goodyear Ballpark) on Saturday, Feb. 23. The last Cactus League game for the Tribe is a home game with the Reds on Saturday, March 30.

The Indians kick off the regular season on Tuesday, April 2, when they travel to Toronto for a three-game series with the Blue Jays. After that, it’s on to Tampa for a three-game series with the Rays. The first home game for the Tribe takes place in Progressive Field on Monday, April 8, when the Indians host the New York Yankees for a four-game home stand. This will be the only time the Yankees come to town in 2013.

More information about the exhibition season, including purchasing tickets to any or all of the games at Goodyear Ballpark, can be found at the spring training section of the Indians website.

2 Comments

  • Mary Jo says:

    Woot! It’s before Valentine’s Day – when I always figured it was the Tribe’s gift to me. :-) Looks like Tito will be riding herd on this team. Can’t be a bad thing. BTW, do you know when the games start being broad over the internet/radio? I’m really desperate for a Hammy fix… (I have been know to replay the audio from old games around this time – wins only, of course.)

  • Vern Morrison says:

    Thanks for your comment, Mary Jo, and thanks for reading.

    The URL for the broadcast schedule is http://mlb.mlb.com/schedule/broadcast/index.jsp?c_id=cle, but right now there isn’t anything on the site.

    If memory serves, they start doing radio broadcasts of the games during the first or second weekend of Cactus League play. I could be wrong about that, though. My advice is to keep checking the broadcast schedule. I’ll do the same, and when they fill it out, I’ll either update this post or write a new one.

    As far as getting a Hammy fix, Hamilton does some collegiate hoops broadcasts. Hamilton’s Wiki page says he does Big Ten games, usually OSU. I think I remember one of my IPL colleagues mention, via Twitter, hearing Hammy do a game in recent weeks.