Cubs to make rare spring training appearance in SWFL

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Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, center right, celebrates with Jon Jay, right, Mike Montgomery, center left, and Ben Zobrist after hitting a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the fourth inning of a game Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

SOUTH FORT MYERS, Fla. Baseball fans in Southwest Florida will get a special treat this spring.

The Chicago Cubs — who train in Arizona — will make a rare foray into the Grapefruit League to play the Boston Red Sox in two spring training games at JetBlue Park. The Cubs and Sox will meet at 6:05 p.m. March 26 and 1:05 p.m. March 27.

Chicago opens its regular season schedule March 29 in Miami, so it made sense for the team to end its spring training slate in Florida, Red Sox spokeswoman Melinda Isley explained.

Red Sox spring training tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2, the team announced Monday.

Click here to see the rest of the games the team has scheduled so far.

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