The Tampa Bay Rays will open the season on April 8 at Tropicana Field against the Baltimore Orioles.
The team announced that after the players union and owners agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement and ended the lockout that had delayed the start of spring training.
The Rays said a revised spring training schedule will be announced soon.
Major League Baseball said the agreement means clubs will play a full 162-game schedule. Owners had previously said the first two series of the regular season would be canceled.
Under the new agreement, all MLB clubs will use the designated hitter.
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