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Monday, November 19, 2012
85 days until spring training

By Mark Saxon

If you’re a baseball junky, no phrase sounds sweeter than, “pitchers and catchers report …”

In the Dodgers’ case, that date is Feb. 12. The first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 16. Workouts are open to the public.

The team announced its 2013 spring training schedule Monday and the games open on Feb. 23 against the Chicago White Sox, the team they share Camelback Ranch with. This spring will be the Dodgers’ fifth in Arizona after a lengthy history in Vero Beach, Fla.

The Dodgers play 34 Cactus League games. Key home games are Feb. 25 against the Chicago Cubs; Feb. 26 against the San Francisco Giants; Feb. 28 against the Angels and March 6 against the Mexican World Baseball Classic team, which could include Adrian Gonzalez and Luis Cruz.

The Dodgers wrap up the exhibition schedule back in Southern California with games against the Angels on March 28, 29 and 30. The March 29 game is at Dodger Stadium at 7:10 p.m.