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BC-BBO--Spring Start

February 22, 2019
Spring training is underway in Florida. There are four games on the schedule for Friday, with the Boston Red Sox starting things off against Northeastern in Fort Myers. Tampa Bay is facing the Phillies in the only Grapefruit League action. The Oakland Athletics will play the Seattle Mariners over in Arizona later in the afternoon. The spring schedule was supposed to start on Thursday, but the Mariners and A’s were rained out.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Spring training is underway in Florida.

There are four exhibition games on the schedule for Friday, with the Boston Red Sox starting things off against Northeastern in Fort Myers in a traditional matchup with the local school. The Tampa Bay Rays are facing the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Detroit Tigers have an exhibition against Southeastern University.

The Oakland Athletics will play Seattle later in Arizona, a game that could feature the return to the Mariners of 45-year-old Ichiro Suzuki.

The spring training schedule was supposed to start on Thursday, but the Mariners and A’s were rained out.

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