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Yankees Open 2010 Major League Spring Training Schedule on March 3
11/30/2009 3:10 PM ET

The 2009 World Champion New York Yankees announced today they will open their 2010 Major League spring training schedule on Wednesday, March 3 at 1:05 p.m. vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.

In addition, the Yankees announced that ticket prices for 2010 spring training games at George M. Steinbrenner Field will remain the same as last season, marking the second straight year the Yankees have carried over the same prices from the previous spring.

The Yankees will play a 33-game Grapefruit League schedule that will include 16 home games. In addition, the Yankees will play a home exhibition game against their minor league stars in their spring training finale on Saturday, April 3, at George M. Steinbrenner Field, in which all fans in attendance will receive a commemorative championship ring.

Included in the Yankees' home exhibition games are six night contests (7:05 p.m. start time) on Thursday, March 11 vs. Atlanta; Tuesday, March 16 vs. Houston; Thursday, March 18 vs. Tampa Bay; Wednesday, March 24 vs. Washington; Friday, March 26 vs. Philadelphia; and Tuesday March 30 vs. Toronto.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Wednesday, February 17, with the first workout scheduled for Thursday, February 18. The Yankees' first full-squad workout is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24.

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