A Cactus League schedule that includes 33 games, starting with the annual charity contest against the San Diego Padres Feb. 27 at the Peoria Sports Complex, was released Tuesday by the Mariners. In recent seasons, the Mariners have played a number of preseason contests outside Arizona (Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Sacramento), but this year the entire schedule is in Cactus League ballparks.
The slate includes eight night games, the most the Mariners have played in spring training (March 8 at Dodgers, March 10 at Arizona Diamondbacks, March 12 vs. Chicago Cubs, March 14 at Rockies, March 18 vs. San Diego Padres, March 21 vs. San Diego Padres, March 25 at Kansas City Royals, March 28 vs. Colorado Rockies).
The Mariners finish with two games against the Colorado Rockies Friday, March 28 at Peoria (7:05 pm) and Saturday, March 29 at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale (12:10 pm). The Mariners hold a workout in Anaheim March 30, and open the regular season against the Los Angeles Angels March 31.
Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Peoria Feb. 12 (physicals). The first workout is Feb. 13. Position players are report Feb. 17 and the first full-squad workout is Feb. 18.
The radio and TV schedule for spring training will be finalized later.