The Philadelphia Phillies will begin their 2013 spring training schedule against the Houston Astros on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.

The Phillies announced their exhibition schedule, which includes 16 games at Bright House Field and two at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, today.

Their Grapefruit League home schedule includes visits from the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Phillies will break camp and head north to play their final two exhibition games against the Toronto Blue Jays in Philadelphia on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.

Spring training three-game ticket packs will go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 12, and single-game spring training tickets sales will start Thursday, Jan. 10. Tickets will be sold on the Phillies' website or by calling 215-463-1000.

Phillies pitchers and catches are scheduled to report to camp on Feb. 12, with the full squad in on Feb. 15.

The Phillies open the regular season on Monday, April 1 at Atlanta. Their home opener is Friday, April 5 at 4:05 p.m. against the Kansas City Royals.

Spring training schedule


23 Houston, 1:05

24 at Detroit (Lakeland)

25 Detroit, 1:05

26 N.Y. Yankees, 1:05

27 at Minnesota (Fort Myers)

28 Atlanta, 1:05


1 at N.Y. Yankees (Tampa)

2 at Toronto (Dunedin)

3 Toronto*, 1:05

3 at Baltimore* (Sarasota)

4 at Pittsburgh (Bradenton)

5 No game

6 Toronto, 1:05

7 Minnesota, 1:05

8 at Tampa Bay (Port Charlotte)

9 Tampa Bay, 1:05

10 at Houston (Kissimmee)

11 No game

12 Detroit, 1:05

13 at N.Y. Yankees (Tampa)

14 Pittsburgh, 1:05

15 at Tampa Bay (Port Charlotte)

16 at N.Y. Yankees* (Tampa)

17 Baltimore*, 1:05

18 at Atlanta (Lake Buena Vista)

19 N.Y. Yankees, 1:05

20 No game

21 at Boston (Fort Myers)

22 Atlanta, 1:05

23 at Baltimore (Sarasota)

24 Boston, 1:05

25 at Toronto (Dunedin)

26 Tampa Bay, 1:05

27 at Detroit (Lakeland)

28 Toronto, 1:05

29 Toronto-x, 7:05

30 Toronto-x, 1:05

*split-squad game

x-At Citizens Bank Park