Winter Warm Up is the official kick-off to the upcoming season for the Texas Rangers and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. Held every January, the event highlights the Texas Rangers award winners from the previous season, and previews what exciting things are coming for Texas Rangers fans.
On Friday, January 25, 2019, Texas Rangers players, coaches, broadcasters and fans gathered at Live! Arena at Texas Live! to honor Isiah Kiner-Falefa as the 2018 Texas Rangers Rookie of the Year, and Shin-Soo Choo as the 2018 Texas Rangers Player of the Year. At the conclusion of the evening, Texas Rangers Hall of Fame member Michael Young announced that the Rangers will retire Adrian Beltre's #29 during the 2019 season. Following the event, guests were treated to a Sam Riggs concert.