Arlington, Texas—The Texas Rangers today announced that the organization is planning to hold two different instructional league programs for its minor league players this month.
Texas’ Arizona Instructional League program in Surprise begins workouts today and will run through October 1. Games against other organizations begin on Tuesday, September 17 and include two days of games with the Padres’ Instructional League team on Monday and Tuesday, September 30-October 1 at Petco Park in San Diego.
The Rangers also announced that for the first time a Futures Camp comprised of about 40 players will take place at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco from Sunday, September 22-Sunday, October 6. That team will hold workouts in Frisco and will play a series of games against four-year universities and junior colleges located in Texas.
That schedule will include two games versus 2019 NCAA Division I Tournament participants at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Thursday, September 26 against Dallas Baptist University and Tuesday, October 1 versus TCU. The DBU game will begin approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the Rangers-Boston Red Sox contest, a 1:05 p.m. start. The Rangers Instructional Leaguers will play TCU at 6:00 p.m. on October 1. Admission and parking to both games is free of charge. Concessions will be available.
*Game will begin approximately 45 minutes after conclusion of Texas-Boston 1:05 p.m. start. Fans who wish to attend only the DBU game may enter Globe Life Park following the Rangers-Red Sox game.
For ticket information on the games at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, please go to ridersbaseball.com.
Carlos Cardoza, who managed the Rookie Arizona Rangers in 2019, will serve as coordinator of the Arizona Instructional League program. Corey Ragsdale and Matt Hagen, who managed Down East and Hickory respectively in 2019, will oversee the Texas Futures Camp.
Rosters for both the Arizona and Texas programs are included below and are subject to change.