White Sox announce Spring Training schedule

White Sox announce Spring Training schedule

White Sox announce Spring Training schedule
DALLAS -- Sixteen home games at Camelback Ranch and two Cactus League contests overall against the Cubs highlight the 2012 White Sox Spring Training schedule, released on Monday afternoon.

Robin Ventura's first game action as manager will take place on Monday, March 5, against the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch, the facility shared by the two teams in Glendale, Ariz., with the White Sox serving as the home team. The White Sox play host to the Cubs on March 9 and then travel to Mesa to play the Cubs again on March 18.

There are two home games scheduled against National League champion Milwaukee on March 7 and April 2, with the latter closing out the White Sox run of 30 games in Arizona. The White Sox also host two-time defending American League champion Texas on March 10 and take on the NL West champs from Arizona on March 23.

All White Sox Spring Training home games begin at 1:05 p.m. MST, aside from two 7:05 night starts, against the Dodgers on March 10 and against Arizona on March 23. The White Sox have split-squad action on March 10, with both games being at Camelback Ranch, and on March 28, with part of the roster at home against San Diego and the rest going to the Rockies' complex.

The Cactus League-ending contest with Milwaukee at Camelback begins at 12:05 p.m. The White Sox close out their exhibition schedule with two games against the Astros at Minute Maid Park, before starting the regular season on April 6 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Their home opener takes place against Detroit on April 13.

Ticket pricing structure for all 2012 contests at Camelback Ranch shows an average decrease of 13 percent in comparison to 2011 pricing.

White Sox pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training on Feb. 23, with position players reporting on Feb. 28. The first full-squad workout is set for Feb. 28.

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