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Rangers announce Winter Caravan schedule

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ARLINGTON -- The Rangers will make 12 Winter Caravan stops at various Academy Sports + Outdoors stores over the next three weeks, as well as visiting both their Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock and Double-A team in Frisco.

Manager Jeff Banister will be among the Rangers who will visit Round Rock on Jan. 17. The luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. CT at the United Heritage Conference Center, with bench coach Steve Buechele, closer Sam Dyson and broadcaster Eric Nadel also expected to attend.

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers will make 12 Winter Caravan stops at various Academy Sports + Outdoors stores over the next three weeks, as well as visiting both their Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock and Double-A team in Frisco.

Manager Jeff Banister will be among the Rangers who will visit Round Rock on Jan. 17. The luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. CT at the United Heritage Conference Center, with bench coach Steve Buechele, closer Sam Dyson and broadcaster Eric Nadel also expected to attend.

Banister is also expected to be in Frisco from noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Dr Pepper Ballpark for the RoughRiders' open house. Also scheduled to be there from the Rangers are Elvis Andrus, Robinson Chirinos, Chi Chi Gonzalez, A.J. Griffin and Tanner Scheppers.

Here is the complete list of caravan stops at Academy Sports + Outdoors:

Thursday, Jan. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 210 North New Road, Waco, Texas 76710
Scheduled to appear: Tony Barnette, Matt Bush

Friday, Jan. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3204 I-30, Greeneville, Texas 75402
Scheduled to appear: Tony Barnette, Matt Bush

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 12250 Research Blvd., Austin, Texas 78759
Scheduled to appear: Jeff Banister, Steve Buechele, Sam Dyson, Eric Nadel

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 8050 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75243
Scheduled to appear: Joey Gallo, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Jared Hoying

Thursday, Jan. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1101 West Arbrook Boulevard, Arlington, Texas 76015
Scheduled to appear: Sam Dyson, Brett Nicholas

Sunday, Jan. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3305 Dallas Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093
Scheduled to appear: Andrew Cashner, Delino DeShields

Sunday, Jan. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1701 South Cherry Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76108
Scheduled to appear: Robinson Chirinos, Will Middlebrooks

Monday, Jan. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 8668 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75703
Scheduled to appear: Delino DeShields, Will Middlebrooks, Tom Grieve

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5-6 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3201 Lawrence Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
Scheduled to appear: Steve Buechele, Delino DeShields, Will Middlebrooks

Friday, Jan. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 5836 North Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76137
Scheduled to appear: Jeff Banister, A.J. Griffin, Tanner Scheppers

Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 1523 West State Hwy. 114, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Scheduled to appear: Shin-Soo Choo, Andrew Faulkner

Friday, Feb. 3, 6-7 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors, 3950 John Knox Drive (at Cedar Run Road), Abilene, Texas 79606
Scheduled to appear: Andrew Faulkner, others TBA

An updated listing of Texas Rangers appearances open to the public can be found at rangers.com.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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