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Rangers sign free agent outfielder Ben Revere to Minor League contract with invitation to Major League Spring Training

Texas now has 67 players on spring training roster

Arlington, Texas - The Rangers have officially announced the signing of outfielder Ben Revere (#43) to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training camp.

Revere, 30, played last season with Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization, batting .277 with a .726 OPS over 40 games while missing two months (April 15-June 9) with a fracture in his left foot. He spent last spring in the Reds organization, but he was released on March 24 and signed with the Angels on March 29. He was released from Salt Lake on July 26.

Arlington, Texas - The Rangers have officially announced the signing of outfielder Ben Revere (#43) to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training camp.

Revere, 30, played last season with Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization, batting .277 with a .726 OPS over 40 games while missing two months (April 15-June 9) with a fracture in his left foot. He spent last spring in the Reds organization, but he was released on March 24 and signed with the Angels on March 29. He was released from Salt Lake on July 26.

The left-handed batter last appeared in the majors with the Angels in 2017, when he batted .275 in 109 games. Primarily a centerfielder in his pro career, he has also seen significant time at both corner outfield spots, including starts in left field for Toronto in all 5 games of the 2015 American League Division Series against the Rangers. Originally selected in the first round (28th overall) of the 2007 June draft by the Twins, he has a career slash line of .284/.319/.343/.661 across 857 major league games with Minnesota (2010-12), Philadelphia (2013-15), Toronto (2015), Washington (2016), and Los Angeles-AL (2017). He tied for the National League lead in hits in 2014, and his career 79.9% stolen base percentage (211-for-264) ranks ninth-best among current players.

With today's additions, the Rangers have 67 players on the club's spring training roster: a full 40-man major league roster, along with 27 non-roster invitees.

Texas Rangers

High school baseball, softball in full swing at Rangers Youth Academy

High school baseball and softball is underway at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota.

After practicing and playing their home games at the Academy in 2018, Pinkston High School once again calls the facility home in 2019. The Academy also supports scheduling for David W. Carter High School, Sunset High School, and other Dallas ISD games.

High school baseball and softball is underway at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota.

After practicing and playing their home games at the Academy in 2018, Pinkston High School once again calls the facility home in 2019. The Academy also supports scheduling for David W. Carter High School, Sunset High School, and other Dallas ISD games.

Stacey Segal, Assistant Director of Athletics for Dallas ISD, schedules baseball and softball games for the district and said the Academy has been especially vital for this season.

"The year has been particularly challenging due to the number of fields we have lost due to bond improvements. Dallas ISD is currently renovating two of our high school baseball fields with lights and facilities have been hard to come by. Additionally, our three field softball complex went under construction. After moving 111 games, the Rangers Youth Academy has been a wonderful partner," Segal said.

The schedule of baseball games at the Academy is below. Scheduling is subject to change. 

2019 Academy High School Baseball Schedule

Date

Home

Away

Field

Time

Friday, February 15, 2019

Carter

Trinity Christian

Oates

4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019

North Dallas JV

Lakeview Centennial

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019

North Dallas

Lakeview Centennial

Oates

7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sunset JV

Wilmer Hutchins JV

Oates

10:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sunset Varsity

Wilmer Hutchins Varsity

Oates

12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 18, 2019 

Pinkston

Western Hills

Oates

6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Carter

Trinity Christian

Field of Dreams

4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Pinkston

Samuell

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Carter

South Oak Cliff

Field of Dreams

4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sunset JV

Thomas Jefferson JV

Field of Dreams

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sunset Varsity

Thomas Jefferson Varsity

Field of Dreams

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pinkston

TX Keller

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sunset JV

North Dallas JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Sunset Varsity

North Dallas Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Pinkston

Waxahachie Life

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sunset JV

Glen Rose JV

Oates

11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sunset Varsity

Glen Rose Varsity

Oates

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Pinkston

Carter

Oates

6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Pinkston

Hillcrest

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

North Dallas

Carter

Oates

11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sunset

South Oak Cliff

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Pinkston

Lincoln

Oates

7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pinkston

Roosevelt

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sunset

Samuell

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pinkston Middle

Zan Holmes

Oates

7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Sunset JV

Spruce JV

Field of Dreams

3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Sunset Varsity

Spruce Varsity

Field of Dreams

5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Pinkston JV

Wilmer Hutchins JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Pinkston Varsity

Wilmer Hutchins Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Pinkston

North Dallas Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sunset JV

Kimball JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sunset Varsity

Kimball Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

North Dallas JV

Wilmer Hutchins JV

Field of Dreams

4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019

North Dallas Varsity

Wilmer Hutchins Varsity

Field of Dreams

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Sunset

Western Hills

Oates

11:00 a.m.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Sunset JV

Seagoville JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Sunset Varsity

Seagoville Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

North Dallas

Hillcrest

Oates

4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pinkston

Roosevelt

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Pinkston Middle

Greiner

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

North Dallas

Roosevelt

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Roosevelt

Carter

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Pinkston

North Dallas Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Roosevelt

Carter

Field of Dreams

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Sunset JV

Adamson JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Sunset Varsity

Adamson V

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Quintanilla Middle

Greiner

Field of Dreams 

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

DISD Middle School Baseball Championship

Oates

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

DISD Middle School Baseball Championship Game 

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Softball is Back

Pinkston High School softball is in its second season of calling the Academy home. The facility also supports some scheduling for David W. Carter High School and Pinkston Middle School, in addition to hosting the Dallas ISD Middle School Softball Tournament in May.

Below is the current schedule of softball games at the Academy. Scheduling is subject to change.

2019 Academy High School Softball Schedule

Date

Home

Away

Field

Time

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Pinkston

South Oak Cliff

Hamilton

5:30 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Pinkston

Madison

Hamilton

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 

Pinkston

Carter

Hamilton

5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Pinkston

Hillcrest

Hamilton

5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Pinkston

Lincoln

Hamilton

5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Pinkston

Roosevelt

Hamilton

5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pinkston

Wilmer Hutchins

Hamilton

5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Pinkston Middle

Edison

Hamilton

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Pinkston

Hillcrest

Hamilton

5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pinkston

Roosevelt

Hamilton

5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Pinkston

North Dallas

Hamilton

5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

DISD Middle School Softball Tournament 

Hamilton & Kershaw 

1:00 p.m.

Camp Time

Through the first two weeks of the Winter Academy Training Session, 828 baseball and softball players have participated.

Training is available for baseball and softball players ages 7 through 18 through Thursday, February 28.

Camp for the 18U athletes runs on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

On Tuesday and Thursday nights, training will be available to the 12U athletes, also from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Registration is available at https://texasrangersya.leagueapps.com/camps.

Texas Rangers

Academy notebook

Mina Schwartz commits to Seward County College on National Signing Day

As high school athletes from across the country signed on the dotted line Wednesday, a regular participant at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota, joined in National Signing Day. 
 
Mina Schwartz committed to play for Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas. The 17-year-old represented the Rangers as part of the Academy RBI All-Star softball team that traveled to Austin for the RBI Southwest Regionals in July and was a member of the Academy's Jennie Finch Classic team that traveled to Washington D.C. as part of the 2018 All-Star Game festivities. 
 
Schwartz, who attends Irving High School, has participated in Academy programming since fall 2017.
 
Rangers Academy baseball participant Adan Galvan signed his letter of intent Wednesday, January 30, committing to play for Cedar Valley College. Galvan has participated in fall and winter programming at the Academy and attended the Buck O'Neil Clinic in November. He attends North Dallas High School. 
  
Coming Here First
 
On Monday, it was announced the Academy and Globe Life Park in Arlington will host the first ever MLB Grit event. The tournament will run from Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10.
 
And Academy participant Ximena Zamarron will play in the inaugural event. 
 
The 15-year-old Dallas native also represented the Academy at the Jennie Finch Classic in Washington D.C. as part of the 2018 All-Star Game festivities in July and traveled to Austin as part of the Academy's RBI All-Star team in the RBI Southwest Regional later that month. The second baseman also traveled to Vero Beach for the Elite Development Invitational in July. 
 
MLB Grit is a new high school baseball tournament for young women ages 18 and younger from across the United States. The tournament joins the returning Trailblazer Series and Girls Breakthrough Series as part of Major League Baseball's third consecutive year of creating programming designed to grow the area of girls in baseball. 
 
The 2019 Schedule of Youth/Amateur Events by MLB was announced Monday by the league. Additional details on the MLB Grit event at Globe Life Park and the Rangers Youth Academy will be announced in the coming weeks.  
 
Softball is Back 
 
Pinkston High School softball opened its second season of playing home games at the Academy against H. Grady Spruce High School on Hamilton Field on Wednesday.
 
The facility will also support some scheduling for David W. Carter High School and Pinkston Middle School, in addition to hosting the Dallas ISD Middle School Softball Tournament in May. 
 
Below is the current schedule of softball games at the Academy. Scheduling is subject to change.
 
2019 Academy High School Softball Schedule
Date | Home | Away | Field | Time
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Pinkston | South Oak Cliff | Hamilton | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 2019 | Pinkston | Madison | Hamilton | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Pinkston | Carter | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1, 2019 | Pinkston | Hillcrest | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Pinkston | Lincoln | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2019 | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Pinkston | Wilmer Hutchins | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 25, 2019 | Pinkston Middle | Edison | Hamilton | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Pinkston | Hillcrest | Hamiltotn | 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Pinkston | North Dallas   Hamilton   5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | DISD Middle School Softball Tournament | Hamilton & Kershaw | 1:00 p.m.
 
More High School Baseball at Academy this Season
 
After practicing and playing their home games at the Academy in 2018, Pinkston High School once again calls the facility home in 2019. The Academy also supports scheduling for David W. Carter High School, Sunset High School, and other Dallas ISD games. 
 
Stacey Segal, Assistant Director of Athletics for Dallas ISD, schedules baseball and softball games for the district and said the Academy has been especially vital for this season.
 
"The year has been particularly challenging due to the number of fields we have lost due to bond improvements. Dallas ISD is currently renovating two of our high school baseball fields with lights and facilities have been hard to come by. Additionally, our three field softball complex went under construction. After moving 111 games, the Rangers Youth Academy has been a wonderful partner," Segal said.
 
The schedule of baseball games at the Academy is below. Scheduling is subject to change.
 
2019 Academy High School Baseball Schedule
Date | Home | Away | Field | Time
Saturday, February 9, 2019 | Pinkston | Sunset | Oates | 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 2019 | Carter | Trinity Christian | Oates | 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | Sunset JV | Wilmer Hutchins JV | Oates | 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Wilmer Hutchins Varsity | Oates | 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 18, 2019 | Pinkston | Western Hills | Oates | 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 2019 | Carter | Trinity Christian | Field of Dreams | 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 2019 | Pinkston | Samuell | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 25, 2019 | Carter | South Oak Cliff | Field of Dreams | 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Sunset JV | Thomas Jefferson JV | Field of Dreams | 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Thomas Jefferson Varsity | Field of Dreams | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Pinkston | TX Keller | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 2019 | Sunset JV | North Dallas JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | North Dallas Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Pinkston   Waxahachie Life | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 11, 2019 | Sunset JV | Glen Rose JV | Oates | 11:00 a.m.
Monday, March 11, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Glen Rose Varsity | Oates | 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Pinkston | Carter | Oates | 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Pinkston | Hillcrest | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | North Dallas | Carter | Oates | 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Sunset | South Oak Cliff | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Pinkston | Lincoln | Oates | 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Sunset | Samuell | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Pinkston Middle | Zan Holmes | Oates | 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Sunset JV | Spruce JV | Field of Dreams | 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Spruce Varsity | Field of Dreams | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Pinkston JV | Wilmer Hitchins JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Pinkston Varsity | Wilmer Hutchins Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Pinkston | North Dallas Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | Sunset JV | Kimball JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Kimball Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | North Dallas JV | Wilmer Hitchins JV   Field of Dreams | 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | North Dallas Varsity | Wilmer Hutchins Varsity | Field of Dreams | 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | Sunset | Western Hills | Oates | 11:00 a.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019 | Sunset JV | Seagoville JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Seagoville Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | North Dallas | Hillcrest | Oates | 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Pinkston Middle | Greine | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | North Dallas | Roosevelt | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Roosevelt | Carter | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2019 | Pinkston | North Dallas Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2019 | Roosevelt | Carter | Field of Dreams | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Sunset JV | Adamson JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Adamson V | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Quintanilla Middle | Greiner | Field of Dreams | 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | DISD Middle School Baseball Championship | Oates | 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | DISD Middle School Baseball Championship Game | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
 
Camp Time
 
Through the first two weeks of the Winter Academy Training Session, 731 baseball and softball players have participated. 
 
Training is available for baseball and softball players ages 7 through 18 through Thursday, February 28.
 
Camp for the 18U athletes runs on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
 
On Tuesday and Thursday nights, training will be available to the 12U athletes, also from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Registration is available at https://texasrangersya.leagueapps.com/camps

As high school athletes from across the country signed on the dotted line Wednesday, a regular participant at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota, joined in National Signing Day. 
 
Mina Schwartz committed to play for Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas. The 17-year-old represented the Rangers as part of the Academy RBI All-Star softball team that traveled to Austin for the RBI Southwest Regionals in July and was a member of the Academy's Jennie Finch Classic team that traveled to Washington D.C. as part of the 2018 All-Star Game festivities. 
 
Schwartz, who attends Irving High School, has participated in Academy programming since fall 2017.
 
Rangers Academy baseball participant Adan Galvan signed his letter of intent Wednesday, January 30, committing to play for Cedar Valley College. Galvan has participated in fall and winter programming at the Academy and attended the Buck O'Neil Clinic in November. He attends North Dallas High School. 
  
Coming Here First
 
On Monday, it was announced the Academy and Globe Life Park in Arlington will host the first ever MLB Grit event. The tournament will run from Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10.
 
And Academy participant Ximena Zamarron will play in the inaugural event. 
 
The 15-year-old Dallas native also represented the Academy at the Jennie Finch Classic in Washington D.C. as part of the 2018 All-Star Game festivities in July and traveled to Austin as part of the Academy's RBI All-Star team in the RBI Southwest Regional later that month. The second baseman also traveled to Vero Beach for the Elite Development Invitational in July. 
 
MLB Grit is a new high school baseball tournament for young women ages 18 and younger from across the United States. The tournament joins the returning Trailblazer Series and Girls Breakthrough Series as part of Major League Baseball's third consecutive year of creating programming designed to grow the area of girls in baseball. 
 
The 2019 Schedule of Youth/Amateur Events by MLB was announced Monday by the league. Additional details on the MLB Grit event at Globe Life Park and the Rangers Youth Academy will be announced in the coming weeks.  
 
Softball is Back 
 
Pinkston High School softball opened its second season of playing home games at the Academy against H. Grady Spruce High School on Hamilton Field on Wednesday.
 
The facility will also support some scheduling for David W. Carter High School and Pinkston Middle School, in addition to hosting the Dallas ISD Middle School Softball Tournament in May. 
 
Below is the current schedule of softball games at the Academy. Scheduling is subject to change.
 
2019 Academy High School Softball Schedule
Date | Home | Away | Field | Time
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Pinkston | South Oak Cliff | Hamilton | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 2019 | Pinkston | Madison | Hamilton | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Pinkston | Carter | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1, 2019 | Pinkston | Hillcrest | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Pinkston | Lincoln | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2019 | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Pinkston | Wilmer Hutchins | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 25, 2019 | Pinkston Middle | Edison | Hamilton | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Pinkston | Hillcrest | Hamiltotn | 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Hamilton | 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Pinkston | North Dallas   Hamilton   5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | DISD Middle School Softball Tournament | Hamilton & Kershaw | 1:00 p.m.
 
More High School Baseball at Academy this Season
 
After practicing and playing their home games at the Academy in 2018, Pinkston High School once again calls the facility home in 2019. The Academy also supports scheduling for David W. Carter High School, Sunset High School, and other Dallas ISD games. 
 
Stacey Segal, Assistant Director of Athletics for Dallas ISD, schedules baseball and softball games for the district and said the Academy has been especially vital for this season.
 
"The year has been particularly challenging due to the number of fields we have lost due to bond improvements. Dallas ISD is currently renovating two of our high school baseball fields with lights and facilities have been hard to come by. Additionally, our three field softball complex went under construction. After moving 111 games, the Rangers Youth Academy has been a wonderful partner," Segal said.
 
The schedule of baseball games at the Academy is below. Scheduling is subject to change.
 
2019 Academy High School Baseball Schedule
Date | Home | Away | Field | Time
Saturday, February 9, 2019 | Pinkston | Sunset | Oates | 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 2019 | Carter | Trinity Christian | Oates | 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | Sunset JV | Wilmer Hutchins JV | Oates | 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Wilmer Hutchins Varsity | Oates | 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 18, 2019 | Pinkston | Western Hills | Oates | 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 2019 | Carter | Trinity Christian | Field of Dreams | 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 2019 | Pinkston | Samuell | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 25, 2019 | Carter | South Oak Cliff | Field of Dreams | 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Sunset JV | Thomas Jefferson JV | Field of Dreams | 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Thomas Jefferson Varsity | Field of Dreams | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | Pinkston | TX Keller | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 2019 | Sunset JV | North Dallas JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | North Dallas Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Pinkston   Waxahachie Life | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 11, 2019 | Sunset JV | Glen Rose JV | Oates | 11:00 a.m.
Monday, March 11, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Glen Rose Varsity | Oates | 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Pinkston | Carter | Oates | 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Pinkston | Hillcrest | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | North Dallas | Carter | Oates | 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Sunset | South Oak Cliff | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Pinkston | Lincoln | Oates | 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Sunset | Samuell | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Pinkston Middle | Zan Holmes | Oates | 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Sunset JV | Spruce JV | Field of Dreams | 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Spruce Varsity | Field of Dreams | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Pinkston JV | Wilmer Hitchins JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Pinkston Varsity | Wilmer Hutchins Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Pinkston | North Dallas Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | Sunset JV | Kimball JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Kimball Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | North Dallas JV | Wilmer Hitchins JV   Field of Dreams | 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 | North Dallas Varsity | Wilmer Hutchins Varsity | Field of Dreams | 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | Sunset | Western Hills | Oates | 11:00 a.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019 | Sunset JV | Seagoville JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Seagoville Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | North Dallas | Hillcrest | Oates | 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Pinkston | Roosevelt | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Pinkston Middle | Greine | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | North Dallas | Roosevelt | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Roosevelt | Carter | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2019 | Pinkston | North Dallas Varsity | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2019 | Roosevelt | Carter | Field of Dreams | 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Sunset JV | Adamson JV | Oates | 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Sunset Varsity | Adamson V | Oates | 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Quintanilla Middle | Greiner | Field of Dreams | 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | DISD Middle School Baseball Championship | Oates | 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | DISD Middle School Baseball Championship Game | Oates | 6:00 p.m.
 
Camp Time
 
Through the first two weeks of the Winter Academy Training Session, 731 baseball and softball players have participated. 
 
Training is available for baseball and softball players ages 7 through 18 through Thursday, February 28.
 
Camp for the 18U athletes runs on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
 
On Tuesday and Thursday nights, training will be available to the 12U athletes, also from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Registration is available at https://texasrangersya.leagueapps.com/camps

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Rangers sign free agent INF Matt Davidson and OF Hunter Pence to minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training

Texas now has 65 players on Spring Training roster

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed free agents Matt Davidson and Hunter Pence to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training camp.
 
Davidson, 27, is expected to work as a position player this spring while continuing to extend an offseason program in which he has attempted to prepare his arm for pitching. He has spent the past three seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization, posting back-to-back seasons of 20-plus home runs in 2017-18. He compiled a .228/.319/.419/.738 slash line with 20 home runs and 62 RBI for the White Sox in 2018, establishing career highs with 23 doubles and 52 walks.  
 
Davidson also had three dominant outings on the mound last year, joining Shohei Ohtani (2018) and Babe Ruth (1919) as the only players in MLB history with at least 20 home runs and three pitching appearances in one season. The former first round pick (35th overall) by the Diamondbacks in the 2009 June draft, Davidson has a career .226 batting average and .730 OPS figure over 273 major league games with Arizona (2013) and Chicago-AL (2016-18).
 
Pence, 35, batted .226 with 4 home runs and 24 RBI over 97 games in 2018, the last of his six and a half seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He was on the disabled list from April 19-June 1 with a right thumb sprain. He also batted .276 (8-29) with one home run and 6 RBI over 8 games with Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League in December. The three-time All-Star (2009, 2011, 2014) was born in Fort Worth and attended Arlington High School before he was selected by the Houston Astros in the second round of the 2004 June draft out of the University of Texas-Arlington. Primarily a rightfielder in his Major League career, Pence made 37 starts in left field for the Giants last season, his first MLB action at the position.
 
Pence has spent his entire career in the National League, recording seven seasons of 20-or-more home runs and five years of 80+ runs scored. He owns a career .280 batting average and .792 OPS figure, and joins Curtis Granderson as the only active players with at least 300 doubles, 50 triples, and 200 home runs. Pence has played for Houston (2007-11), Philadelphia (2011-12), and San Francisco (2012-18) in his big league career.
 
With today's additions, the Rangers have 65 players on the club's spring training roster: a full 40-man major league roster, along with 25 non-roster invitees.

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed free agents Matt Davidson and Hunter Pence to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training camp.
 
Davidson, 27, is expected to work as a position player this spring while continuing to extend an offseason program in which he has attempted to prepare his arm for pitching. He has spent the past three seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization, posting back-to-back seasons of 20-plus home runs in 2017-18. He compiled a .228/.319/.419/.738 slash line with 20 home runs and 62 RBI for the White Sox in 2018, establishing career highs with 23 doubles and 52 walks.  
 
Davidson also had three dominant outings on the mound last year, joining Shohei Ohtani (2018) and Babe Ruth (1919) as the only players in MLB history with at least 20 home runs and three pitching appearances in one season. The former first round pick (35th overall) by the Diamondbacks in the 2009 June draft, Davidson has a career .226 batting average and .730 OPS figure over 273 major league games with Arizona (2013) and Chicago-AL (2016-18).
 
Pence, 35, batted .226 with 4 home runs and 24 RBI over 97 games in 2018, the last of his six and a half seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He was on the disabled list from April 19-June 1 with a right thumb sprain. He also batted .276 (8-29) with one home run and 6 RBI over 8 games with Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League in December. The three-time All-Star (2009, 2011, 2014) was born in Fort Worth and attended Arlington High School before he was selected by the Houston Astros in the second round of the 2004 June draft out of the University of Texas-Arlington. Primarily a rightfielder in his Major League career, Pence made 37 starts in left field for the Giants last season, his first MLB action at the position.
 
Pence has spent his entire career in the National League, recording seven seasons of 20-or-more home runs and five years of 80+ runs scored. He owns a career .280 batting average and .792 OPS figure, and joins Curtis Granderson as the only active players with at least 300 doubles, 50 triples, and 200 home runs. Pence has played for Houston (2007-11), Philadelphia (2011-12), and San Francisco (2012-18) in his big league career.
 
With today's additions, the Rangers have 65 players on the club's spring training roster: a full 40-man major league roster, along with 25 non-roster invitees.

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Texas Rangers announce limited time 10-game plan opportunity

Plan includes free tickets for Opening Day & final home game at Globe Life Park in Arlington; Fans can purchase 12 games for the price of 10 games from Friday through Monday, February 8-11

The Texas Rangers today announced a limited time offer 10-Game Plan that includes free tickets for Opening Day and the final home game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The offer is only available Friday, February 8 through Monday, February 11.   
 
With purchase of the 10-Game Plan, fans will also secure free tickets for the Rangers Opening Day tilt Thursday, March 28 against the Chicago Cubs and the last regular season game at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Sunday, September 29 against the New York Yankees, before single game tickets go on sale. 
 
Fans can choose from six different 10-Game Plans.
 
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 9:00 a.m. and orders must be placed by Monday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. to secure tickets for Opening Day and the final game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. 
 
10-Game Plan benefits include:
 
•   Secure Opening Day and final Globe Life Park tickets before single game tickets go on sale 
•   Receive Opening Day FREE
•   Receive final Globe Life Park game FREE
•   Savings off gate pricing
•   Reserve your favorite seat location for the 10 games in the plan
•   Digital tickets for the plan come through an online personalized My Rangers Tickets account
•   Opportunity to exchange one game in the pre-set package for the game of your choice
(Subject to availability, some restrictions apply)
•   Exclusive online presale opportunity for ALDS & ALCS Postseason tickets before they go on sale to the public
 
Tickets for Opening Day and the last regular season game are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 
 
When Opening Day or the last game of the regular season are sold out, fans will be able to substitute any remaining 2019 regular season home game that is not already in their plan. Substitute games must be selected no later than March 21, 2019. Opening Day and the last regular season game seat, or 11th and 12th game, will differ from the seat secured in with 10-Game Plans, but will be located in the same seating area based on availability.
 
More information on 2019 Rangers season ticket packages is available by call 972RANGERS or by going to texasrangers.com/10game.

The Texas Rangers today announced a limited time offer 10-Game Plan that includes free tickets for Opening Day and the final home game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The offer is only available Friday, February 8 through Monday, February 11.   
 
With purchase of the 10-Game Plan, fans will also secure free tickets for the Rangers Opening Day tilt Thursday, March 28 against the Chicago Cubs and the last regular season game at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Sunday, September 29 against the New York Yankees, before single game tickets go on sale. 
 
Fans can choose from six different 10-Game Plans.
 
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 9:00 a.m. and orders must be placed by Monday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. to secure tickets for Opening Day and the final game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. 
 
10-Game Plan benefits include:
 
•   Secure Opening Day and final Globe Life Park tickets before single game tickets go on sale 
•   Receive Opening Day FREE
•   Receive final Globe Life Park game FREE
•   Savings off gate pricing
•   Reserve your favorite seat location for the 10 games in the plan
•   Digital tickets for the plan come through an online personalized My Rangers Tickets account
•   Opportunity to exchange one game in the pre-set package for the game of your choice
(Subject to availability, some restrictions apply)
•   Exclusive online presale opportunity for ALDS & ALCS Postseason tickets before they go on sale to the public
 
Tickets for Opening Day and the last regular season game are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 
 
When Opening Day or the last game of the regular season are sold out, fans will be able to substitute any remaining 2019 regular season home game that is not already in their plan. Substitute games must be selected no later than March 21, 2019. Opening Day and the last regular season game seat, or 11th and 12th game, will differ from the seat secured in with 10-Game Plans, but will be located in the same seating area based on availability.
 
More information on 2019 Rangers season ticket packages is available by call 972RANGERS or by going to texasrangers.com/10game.

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Texas Rangers announce date for ceremony to retire Adrian Beltre's No. 29

Ceremony to take place prior to the Rangers-A's game on Saturday, June 8

Arlington, Texas -- The Texas Rangers announced today that the club will retire the uniform number 29 of third baseman Adrian Beltre prior to the game with the Oakland A's on Saturday, June 8.
 
The Rangers and A's play at 8:05 p.m. that night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Beltre on-field ceremony is expected to begin at approximately 7:35 p.m. In addition, the first 15,000 fans entering the park that night will receive a Dr Pepper/Brookshire's "The 3000th Hit" Adrian Beltre Bobblehead.
 
The club announced that it intended to retire Beltre's number in 2019 at the Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Winter Warmup on January 25.
 
Beltre will become the fourth Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan's #34 in 1996, former manager Johnny Oates' #26 in 2005, and Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez in 2017. In addition, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 worn by Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in the major leagues, in 1997,
 
The ceremony to retire Beltre's number will take place as part of the Rangers' season-long celebration of the team's final year playing at Globe Life Park in Arlington. 
 
Beltre announced his retirement as an active player on November 20, 2018 after a brilliant 21-year Major League career with the Dodgers (1998-2004), Mariners (2005-2009), Red Sox (2010), and Rangers (2011-18). He ranks among the all-time leaders in doubles (11th, 636), games (14th, 2933), total bases (14th, 5309), extra base hits (14th, 1151), hits (15th, 3166), RBI (21st, 1707), and home runs (30th, 477) and has the most career hits of any non-U.S. native in history. The only other players ever with at least 3166 hits and 477 home runs are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Eddie Murray.
 
In his eight seasons with the Rangers, Beltre batted .304 with 199 homers and 699 RBI in 1098 games. He was a four-time selection as the Rangers' Player of the Year while batting at least .300 five times. His .332 average as a Ranger at Globe Life Park is the highest in the 25-year history of the park, and he ranks second with 120 homers and 426 RBI.
 
MINORS SIGNINGS: The Rangers formally announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Ricardo Rodríguez and David Carpenter, along with left-handed pitcher Chris Nunn to minor league contracts. All three pitchers will be in minor league camp this spring.
 
Rodríguez had right shoulder surgery in December, this after last pitching on August 5 due to a right shoulder impingement. He is not expected to be ready for the start of the season. He was not tendered a contract prior to the deadline on November 30, making him a free agent.
 
The 33-year-old Carpenter most recently pitched in the Arizona farm system in 2017 and was released by the organization on March 27, 2018. He has gone 11-11 with a 3.66 ERA in 218 career relief appearances with Houston (2011-12), Toronto (2012), Atlanta (2013-14), New York Yankees (2015), and Washington (2015).
 
Nunn, 28, split last season between the Houston organization and St. Paul of the independent American Association. The Tennessee native was selected in the 24th round of the 2012 June draft out of Nashville's Lipscomb University, and he has averaged 10.1 strikeouts per 9 innings across six minor league seasons.

Arlington, Texas -- The Texas Rangers announced today that the club will retire the uniform number 29 of third baseman Adrian Beltre prior to the game with the Oakland A's on Saturday, June 8.
 
The Rangers and A's play at 8:05 p.m. that night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Beltre on-field ceremony is expected to begin at approximately 7:35 p.m. In addition, the first 15,000 fans entering the park that night will receive a Dr Pepper/Brookshire's "The 3000th Hit" Adrian Beltre Bobblehead.
 
The club announced that it intended to retire Beltre's number in 2019 at the Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Winter Warmup on January 25.
 
Beltre will become the fourth Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan's #34 in 1996, former manager Johnny Oates' #26 in 2005, and Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez in 2017. In addition, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 worn by Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in the major leagues, in 1997,
 
The ceremony to retire Beltre's number will take place as part of the Rangers' season-long celebration of the team's final year playing at Globe Life Park in Arlington. 
 
Beltre announced his retirement as an active player on November 20, 2018 after a brilliant 21-year Major League career with the Dodgers (1998-2004), Mariners (2005-2009), Red Sox (2010), and Rangers (2011-18). He ranks among the all-time leaders in doubles (11th, 636), games (14th, 2933), total bases (14th, 5309), extra base hits (14th, 1151), hits (15th, 3166), RBI (21st, 1707), and home runs (30th, 477) and has the most career hits of any non-U.S. native in history. The only other players ever with at least 3166 hits and 477 home runs are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Eddie Murray.
 
In his eight seasons with the Rangers, Beltre batted .304 with 199 homers and 699 RBI in 1098 games. He was a four-time selection as the Rangers' Player of the Year while batting at least .300 five times. His .332 average as a Ranger at Globe Life Park is the highest in the 25-year history of the park, and he ranks second with 120 homers and 426 RBI.
 
MINORS SIGNINGS: The Rangers formally announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Ricardo Rodríguez and David Carpenter, along with left-handed pitcher Chris Nunn to minor league contracts. All three pitchers will be in minor league camp this spring.
 
Rodríguez had right shoulder surgery in December, this after last pitching on August 5 due to a right shoulder impingement. He is not expected to be ready for the start of the season. He was not tendered a contract prior to the deadline on November 30, making him a free agent.
 
The 33-year-old Carpenter most recently pitched in the Arizona farm system in 2017 and was released by the organization on March 27, 2018. He has gone 11-11 with a 3.66 ERA in 218 career relief appearances with Houston (2011-12), Toronto (2012), Atlanta (2013-14), New York Yankees (2015), and Washington (2015).
 
Nunn, 28, split last season between the Houston organization and St. Paul of the independent American Association. The Tennessee native was selected in the 24th round of the 2012 June draft out of Nashville's Lipscomb University, and he has averaged 10.1 strikeouts per 9 innings across six minor league seasons.

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Texas Rangers to host inaugural MLB Grit Invitational

High School Baseball Tournament for Girls to be held at Globe Life Park and Rangers Youth Academy

The Texas Rangers today announced plans to host the first ever MLB Grit event at Globe Life Park in Arlington and the Texas Rangers Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota in West Dallas from Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10.

In addition to hosting the event, the Rangers Academy will be represented by participant Ximena Zamarron.

The Texas Rangers today announced plans to host the first ever MLB Grit event at Globe Life Park in Arlington and the Texas Rangers Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota in West Dallas from Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10.

In addition to hosting the event, the Rangers Academy will be represented by participant Ximena Zamarron.

The 15-year-old Dallas native also represented the Academy at the Jennie Finch Classic in Washington D.C. as part of the 2018 All-Star Game festivities in July and traveled to Austin as part of the Academy's RBI All-Star team in the RBI Southwest Regional later that month. The second baseman also traveled to Vero Beach for the Elite Development Invitational in July.

MLB Grit is a new high school baseball tournament for young women ages 18 and younger from across the United States. The tournament joins the returning Trailblazer Series and Girls Breakthrough Series as part of Major League Baseball's third consecutive year of creating programming designed to grow the area of girls in baseball.

The 2019 Schedule of Youth/Amateur Events by MLB was announced today by the league. Additional details on the MLB Grit event at Globe Life Park and the Rangers Youth Academy will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Rangers sign free agent RHP Jason Hammel to Minor League contract

OF John Andreoli claimed off waivers by San Francisco Giants

The Texas Rangers announced Friday that the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training camp. Additionally, outfielder John Andreoli was acquired by the San Francisco Giants in a waiver claim.

The 36-year-old Hammel has spent the past two seasons with the Royals, going 4-14 with a 6.02 ERA in 39 games/18 starts in 2018. The veteran has been primarily a starter in his major league career, but finished last season in the Kansas City bullpen. He has appeared in the postseason in four different years, and was a member of the rotation for the Cubs' 2016 World Series championship team. Hammel has a career 96-114 record with a 4.62 ERA over 377 games/298 starts in his major league career with Tampa Bay (2006-08), Colorado (2009-11), Baltimore (2012-13), Chicago-NL (2014, 2015-16), Oakland (2014), and Kansas City (2017-18).
 
Andreoli was designated for assignment on Tuesday night when the Rangers officially signed right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley. Andreoli was acquired from Seattle in a January 15 waiver claim after playing 26 games with the Mariners and Orioles in 2018, his first major league action.
 
With today's transactions, the Rangers have 63 players on the club's spring training roster: a full 40-man major league roster, along with 23 non-roster invitees.

The Texas Rangers announced Friday that the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training camp. Additionally, outfielder John Andreoli was acquired by the San Francisco Giants in a waiver claim.

The 36-year-old Hammel has spent the past two seasons with the Royals, going 4-14 with a 6.02 ERA in 39 games/18 starts in 2018. The veteran has been primarily a starter in his major league career, but finished last season in the Kansas City bullpen. He has appeared in the postseason in four different years, and was a member of the rotation for the Cubs' 2016 World Series championship team. Hammel has a career 96-114 record with a 4.62 ERA over 377 games/298 starts in his major league career with Tampa Bay (2006-08), Colorado (2009-11), Baltimore (2012-13), Chicago-NL (2014, 2015-16), Oakland (2014), and Kansas City (2017-18).
 
Andreoli was designated for assignment on Tuesday night when the Rangers officially signed right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley. Andreoli was acquired from Seattle in a January 15 waiver claim after playing 26 games with the Mariners and Orioles in 2018, his first major league action.
 
With today's transactions, the Rangers have 63 players on the club's spring training roster: a full 40-man major league roster, along with 23 non-roster invitees.

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Academy notebook 2/1/2019

Rangers players surprise Academy participants

Athletes at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota, were treated to a surprise when they arrived for their regularly scheduled winter programming last week.
 
Texas Rangers players, in town for their own mini-camps which were also held at the facility, served as coaches for Academy participants on Wednesday, January 23, and Thursday, January 24. 
 
Rangers Major Leaguers and prospects worked with the budding baseball and softball players at the Academy by throwing batting practice, hitting fungo, working on throwing, and providing insight on their own experiences with many of the drills.  
 
Players who volunteered to participate in the event included infielder Patrick Wisdom, catcher Jose Trevino, and pitchers Connor Sadzeck, Ariel Jurado, Taylor Hearn, Jonathan Hernandez, Yohander Mendez, Kyle Bird, Brock Burke, Miguel Del Pozo, Wei Chieh Huang, Yoel Espinal, Ariel Hernandez, Emerson Martinez, Richelson Pena, Jordan Romano, Phillips Valdez, and Eli White.  
 
"As an organization, we preach the importance of giving back to the community from the minute the player puts on a Rangers uniform," said Paul Kruger, the Rangers Assistant Director for Player Development. 
 
"The opportunity that our players had to teach and coach young players at the Youth Academy regarding the proper fundamentals of becoming a better player and person on and off the field is something that goes beyond a box score. It helps the individual player and the community as a whole learn what it means to become a championship level person, which is our goal to create as Rangers."

Back in Season

Pinkston High School plays its first home game of the season Wednesday, February 6, hosting H. Grady Spruce High School on Hamilton Field.
 
The Vikings will play all their home games at the Academy for the second straight year in 2019. The facility will also support some scheduling for David W. Carter High School and Pinkston Middle School, in addition to hosting the Dallas ISD Middle School Softball Tournament in May. 

More High School Baseball at Academy this Season

After practicing and playing their home games at the Academy in 2018, Pinkston High School will once again call the facility home in 2019. The Vikings will take Oates Field for the first time of the season on Tuesday, February 5, hosting H. Grady Spruce High School at 5:00 p.m. 
 
The facility will also support scheduling for David W. Carter High School, Sunset High School, and other Dallas ISD games. High school baseball season will officially get underway tomorrow, Saturday, February 2, when Carter hosts Justin F. Kimball High School on Oates Field. 
 
Stacey Segal, Assistant Director of Athletics for Dallas ISD, schedules baseball and softball games for the district and said the Academy has been especially vital for this season.
 
"The year has been particularly challenging due to the number of fields we have lost due to bond improvements. Dallas ISD is currently renovating two of our high school baseball fields with lights and facilities have been hard to come by. Additionally, our three field softball complex went under construction. After moving 111 games, the Rangers Youth Academy has been a wonderful partner," Segal said.
 
New Pinkston Head Coach Cortez Cole, who saw the Academy from the visitor's dugout as an assistant with North Dallas High School last season, is excited to be part of the Pinkston team defending home field there. (Video of Cole discussing the pride of defending home field at the Academy is available here). 
 
"I'm familiar with it, but it's just surreal for it to be our home field," Cole said. "It's the focal point of the city, so everybody wants to play here. And just for it to be our home field, we get to day after day see it, it's amazing."

Camp Time

Athletes at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota, were treated to a surprise when they arrived for their regularly scheduled winter programming last week.
 
Texas Rangers players, in town for their own mini-camps which were also held at the facility, served as coaches for Academy participants on Wednesday, January 23, and Thursday, January 24. 
 
Rangers Major Leaguers and prospects worked with the budding baseball and softball players at the Academy by throwing batting practice, hitting fungo, working on throwing, and providing insight on their own experiences with many of the drills.  
 
Players who volunteered to participate in the event included infielder Patrick Wisdom, catcher Jose Trevino, and pitchers Connor Sadzeck, Ariel Jurado, Taylor Hearn, Jonathan Hernandez, Yohander Mendez, Kyle Bird, Brock Burke, Miguel Del Pozo, Wei Chieh Huang, Yoel Espinal, Ariel Hernandez, Emerson Martinez, Richelson Pena, Jordan Romano, Phillips Valdez, and Eli White.  
 
"As an organization, we preach the importance of giving back to the community from the minute the player puts on a Rangers uniform," said Paul Kruger, the Rangers Assistant Director for Player Development. 
 
"The opportunity that our players had to teach and coach young players at the Youth Academy regarding the proper fundamentals of becoming a better player and person on and off the field is something that goes beyond a box score. It helps the individual player and the community as a whole learn what it means to become a championship level person, which is our goal to create as Rangers."

Back in Season

Pinkston High School plays its first home game of the season Wednesday, February 6, hosting H. Grady Spruce High School on Hamilton Field.
 
The Vikings will play all their home games at the Academy for the second straight year in 2019. The facility will also support some scheduling for David W. Carter High School and Pinkston Middle School, in addition to hosting the Dallas ISD Middle School Softball Tournament in May. 

More High School Baseball at Academy this Season

After practicing and playing their home games at the Academy in 2018, Pinkston High School will once again call the facility home in 2019. The Vikings will take Oates Field for the first time of the season on Tuesday, February 5, hosting H. Grady Spruce High School at 5:00 p.m. 
 
The facility will also support scheduling for David W. Carter High School, Sunset High School, and other Dallas ISD games. High school baseball season will officially get underway tomorrow, Saturday, February 2, when Carter hosts Justin F. Kimball High School on Oates Field. 
 
Stacey Segal, Assistant Director of Athletics for Dallas ISD, schedules baseball and softball games for the district and said the Academy has been especially vital for this season.
 
"The year has been particularly challenging due to the number of fields we have lost due to bond improvements. Dallas ISD is currently renovating two of our high school baseball fields with lights and facilities have been hard to come by. Additionally, our three field softball complex went under construction. After moving 111 games, the Rangers Youth Academy has been a wonderful partner," Segal said.
 
New Pinkston Head Coach Cortez Cole, who saw the Academy from the visitor's dugout as an assistant with North Dallas High School last season, is excited to be part of the Pinkston team defending home field there. (Video of Cole discussing the pride of defending home field at the Academy is available here). 
 
"I'm familiar with it, but it's just surreal for it to be our home field," Cole said. "It's the focal point of the city, so everybody wants to play here. And just for it to be our home field, we get to day after day see it, it's amazing."

Camp Time

Through the first two weeks of the Winter Academy Training Session, 597 baseball and softball players have participated. 
 
Training is available for baseball and softball players ages 7 through 18 through Thursday, February 28.
 
Camp for the 18U athletes runs on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
 
On Tuesday and Thursday nights, training will be available to the 12U athletes, also from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Registration is available at https://texasrangersya.leagueapps.com/camps. 

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Fox Sports Southwest will televise eight Texas Rangers Spring Training games in 2019

FOX Sports Southwest announced its 2019 Texas Rangers spring training broadcast schedule on Thursday. 
 
The network will televise a total of eight spring training games beginning Thursday, Feb. 28, with the Rangers visiting the Los Angeles Angels at 2:00 p.m. CT. The schedule also includes exclusive coverage of the exhibition game played at Globe Life Park on Monday, March 25, when the Rangers host the Cleveland Indians at 7:00 p.m. CT.
 
Every Rangers spring training telecast on FOX Sports Southwest will also be available on the FOX Sports digital platforms. Available to iOS and Android devices, the platforms provide live streaming video of FOX Sports content along with highlights and instant alerts for scores and key plays.
 
DATE   TIME (CT)   OPPONENT   LOCATION   NETWORK
Thursday, Feb. 28   2:00 p.m.   Los Angeles Angels   Tempe, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest**
Thursday, March 7   2:00 p.m.   San Diego Padres   Peoria, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest**
Monday, March 11   3:00 p.m.   Los Angeles Angels   Surprise, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest**
Monday, March 11   9:00 p.m.   Kansas City Royals   Surprise, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest
Tuesday, March 12   8:30 p.m.   Arizona Diamondbacks   Scottsdale, AZ   Tape Delay**
Wednesday, March 20   3:00 p.m.   Cincinnati Reds   Surprise, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest
Thursday, March 21   3:00 p.m.   Cleveland Indians   Surprise, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest
Monday, March 25   7:00 p.m.   Cleveland Indians   Arlington, TX   FOX Sports Southwest Plus
 
*Television schedule subject to change 
**Televised via opponents' broadcast

 
The first three Rangers spring training games televised on FOX Sports Southwest will be courtesy of the opponents' FOX Sports Regional Network broadcast. The Rangers vs. Diamondbacks game on Tuesday, March 12, a FOX Sports Arizona production, will be televised on tape delay on Wednesday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. 
 
The Rangers' regular season television schedule will be announced at a later date. For more information, please contact FOX Sports Southwest Communications at 972-868-1893.
 
Rangers fans can find exclusive game-day content, special features and videos throughout the season on FOXSportsSouthwest.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

FOX Sports Southwest announced its 2019 Texas Rangers spring training broadcast schedule on Thursday. 
 
The network will televise a total of eight spring training games beginning Thursday, Feb. 28, with the Rangers visiting the Los Angeles Angels at 2:00 p.m. CT. The schedule also includes exclusive coverage of the exhibition game played at Globe Life Park on Monday, March 25, when the Rangers host the Cleveland Indians at 7:00 p.m. CT.
 
Every Rangers spring training telecast on FOX Sports Southwest will also be available on the FOX Sports digital platforms. Available to iOS and Android devices, the platforms provide live streaming video of FOX Sports content along with highlights and instant alerts for scores and key plays.
 
DATE   TIME (CT)   OPPONENT   LOCATION   NETWORK
Thursday, Feb. 28   2:00 p.m.   Los Angeles Angels   Tempe, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest**
Thursday, March 7   2:00 p.m.   San Diego Padres   Peoria, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest**
Monday, March 11   3:00 p.m.   Los Angeles Angels   Surprise, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest**
Monday, March 11   9:00 p.m.   Kansas City Royals   Surprise, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest
Tuesday, March 12   8:30 p.m.   Arizona Diamondbacks   Scottsdale, AZ   Tape Delay**
Wednesday, March 20   3:00 p.m.   Cincinnati Reds   Surprise, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest
Thursday, March 21   3:00 p.m.   Cleveland Indians   Surprise, AZ   FOX Sports Southwest
Monday, March 25   7:00 p.m.   Cleveland Indians   Arlington, TX   FOX Sports Southwest Plus
 
*Television schedule subject to change 
**Televised via opponents' broadcast

 
The first three Rangers spring training games televised on FOX Sports Southwest will be courtesy of the opponents' FOX Sports Regional Network broadcast. The Rangers vs. Diamondbacks game on Tuesday, March 12, a FOX Sports Arizona production, will be televised on tape delay on Wednesday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. 
 
The Rangers' regular season television schedule will be announced at a later date. For more information, please contact FOX Sports Southwest Communications at 972-868-1893.
 
Rangers fans can find exclusive game-day content, special features and videos throughout the season on FOXSportsSouthwest.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Texas Rangers to utilize synthetic grass playing surface for the new Globe Life Field

Decision comes after nearly two years of research to satisfy Rangers' total requirements for player safely, team performance, and fan experience; Team to partner with Shaw Sports Turf and Paragon Sports Constructors

On Thursday, the Texas Rangers announced that the club will install a specially designed synthetic grass playing surface for the new Globe Life Field which opens in March 2020.

The decision to utilize a synthetic grass playing surface was made after the Rangers organization completed almost two years of research to satisfy the club's total requirements for player safely, team performance, and fan experience. 
 
The synthetic grass field will be provided by Shaw Sports Turf with installation completed by Texas-based Paragon Sports Constructors.
 
The choice to go with Shaw Sports Turf is rooted in data, and supported by extensive research as it relates to player safety. Shaw used Globe Life Park in Arlington's current natural grass field as one of the benchmarks for its ongoing playability study, conducting a series of tests on that playing surface in August 2017.
 
In addition to the benchmarking research, Shaw Sports Turf is funding and participating in a kinesiology study with Auburn University. This study's main goal is to research how players react on certain surfaces and then use that data to tune systems for player safety and optimal performance.
 
The goal is not to only have the highest performing synthetic grass, but also to have the highest performing surface for baseball. This research is based on seven playability metrics and a patented data analysis tool that compares system characteristics to top-level natural grass surfaces. Shaw Sports Turf's newest evolution in baseball, the B1K "Batting a Thousand" system, is a result of this research.
 
"From our first visit with the staff at Shaw Sports Turf, we were clear that a synthetic grass surface for Globe Life Field would only be a consideration if it could deliver the best surface in Major League Baseball and address the concerns we had related to impact on the players," said Rob Matwick, Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations. "Months of detailed research that included extensive input from our Baseball Operations group from both a health and performance aspect have resulted in this decision.  
 
"Shaw's commitment to research and development have been second-to-none," said Matwick. "However, its engagement with the study at Auburn demonstrated to our staff that Shaw was just as concerned about player safety as we were." 
 
Jamie Reed, the Rangers' Senior Director of Medical Operations and Sports Science, has been heavily involved in the turf studies at Auburn University and has been the Rangers' primary point person on the safely and performance aspects of researching playing surfaces. This has included site visits and testing with minor league players on turf surfaces.   
 
"During 37 years in professional baseball, my emphasis has been on player safety and the prevention of injuries," Reed said. "As we did the research and studies on determining our new field surface, these goals have been the main priority from the start. I am very confident that this is going to be a great product that no player has ever experienced in his career."  
 
By using the data analysis tool, the system can be tuned to meet the playability characteristics that matter most to the team. The system provided to the Rangers will be specific to their needs and unique to Globe Life Field. The Rangers will opt for the B1K natural system, which employs a natural, sustainable infill called Geofill. The system results in excellent ball surface and player surface interaction. The ball bounce will be in line with bounce trajectories on natural grass. Improved player surface interaction results in less lower-extremity fatigue and true reaction times. Player safety and performance played a major role in the Rangers decision.
 
B1K is a dual fiber turf system comprised of Shaw's high-performance Strenexe® XD slit film and Bolt® monofilament. This system provides excellent durability and functionality by minimizing the infill from "splashing," maintaining adequate infill levels across the field. The Bolt fiber provides realistic ball roll, friction and natural grass aesthetics. These characteristics ensure that the playing surface at Globe Life Field will appear nearly identical to the current surface in Globe Life Park, including keeping clay base paths. The fan experience in the park will be maintained at the highest level.
 
B1K natural was also an important element in the Rangers choice regarding their concerns with environmental impact and sustainability. The Geofill infill used in the system is made of coconut husks and fibers, which is a rapidly renewable resource. The infill requires much less water than natural grass, thus resulting in significant levels of conservation. 
 
"The Texas Rangers are a franchise that definitely does its homework and they don't take any decision lightly, especially this one. We are very excited for the opportunity to partner with them on this project," said Vice President of Shaw Turf Chuck McClurg. "Throughout their research and our discussions with them, they have placed an emphasis on player safety and team performance. We are confident that the product we deliver will be an exceptionally consistent, top-of-the-line playing surface that will mimic the best natural playing surfaces in Major League Baseball today."
 
The installation of the artificial turf will be entrusted to Texas-based Paragon Sports Constructors, a long time Shaw Sports Turf partner. Paragon Sports Constructors brings over 30 years of athletic facility construction and sports field installation experience to the project. Their experience has earned Paragon Sports Constructors a reputation of unparalleled technical expertise and customer service. In addition to building the playing field and installing the B1K system at Globe Life Field, Paragon Sports Constructors will provide ongoing service of the field to ensure that the playability metrics for ball and athlete performance are maintained. Paragon has worked with Shaw on the installation of baseball fields at a number of facilities, including local fields at Highland Park and Rockwall High Schools.
 
"Shaw's commitment to R and D and product innovation are key reasons we choose to partner with them," said William Chaffe, President of Paragon Sports Constructors. "The Rangers had a difficult decision but I think ultimately they were convinced by Shaw's data that their synthetic system would be on par with the best natural surfaces in the Majors. It is clear that the Rangers organization really took their time and made the effort to thoroughly investigate their options for Globe Life Field." 
 
ABOUT SHAW SPORTS TURF   
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. STRENEXE, BOLT, BATTING A THOUSAND and B1K are trademarks of Shaw Contract Flooring Services, Inc. For more information please visit www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. Geofill is a registered trademark of Italgreen SPA. 
 
ABOUT PARAGON SPORTS CONSTRUCTORS
Paragon Sports Constructors is a turn-key contractor of natural and synthetic turf sports fields, running tracks and tennis courts based in Fort Worth, Texas. With over 30 years of sports construction experience, they are one of the premier athletic facility contractors in the South-Central United States. Paragon Sports Constructors remains focused on quality construction practices, choosing to partner with top brand name manufacturers of synthetic turf, track, and tennis court surfacing. As a member of the American Sports Builders Association, Paragon's mission is to build the finest athletic facilities and to provide clients a consistently high-quality project and experience from planning to first use and beyond. For more information on Paragon Sports Constructors please visit www.paragon-sports.com or follow them on Twitter @ParagonSportsCo.   

On Thursday, the Texas Rangers announced that the club will install a specially designed synthetic grass playing surface for the new Globe Life Field which opens in March 2020.

The decision to utilize a synthetic grass playing surface was made after the Rangers organization completed almost two years of research to satisfy the club's total requirements for player safely, team performance, and fan experience. 
 
The synthetic grass field will be provided by Shaw Sports Turf with installation completed by Texas-based Paragon Sports Constructors.
 
The choice to go with Shaw Sports Turf is rooted in data, and supported by extensive research as it relates to player safety. Shaw used Globe Life Park in Arlington's current natural grass field as one of the benchmarks for its ongoing playability study, conducting a series of tests on that playing surface in August 2017.
 
In addition to the benchmarking research, Shaw Sports Turf is funding and participating in a kinesiology study with Auburn University. This study's main goal is to research how players react on certain surfaces and then use that data to tune systems for player safety and optimal performance.
 
The goal is not to only have the highest performing synthetic grass, but also to have the highest performing surface for baseball. This research is based on seven playability metrics and a patented data analysis tool that compares system characteristics to top-level natural grass surfaces. Shaw Sports Turf's newest evolution in baseball, the B1K "Batting a Thousand" system, is a result of this research.
 
"From our first visit with the staff at Shaw Sports Turf, we were clear that a synthetic grass surface for Globe Life Field would only be a consideration if it could deliver the best surface in Major League Baseball and address the concerns we had related to impact on the players," said Rob Matwick, Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations. "Months of detailed research that included extensive input from our Baseball Operations group from both a health and performance aspect have resulted in this decision.  
 
"Shaw's commitment to research and development have been second-to-none," said Matwick. "However, its engagement with the study at Auburn demonstrated to our staff that Shaw was just as concerned about player safety as we were." 
 
Jamie Reed, the Rangers' Senior Director of Medical Operations and Sports Science, has been heavily involved in the turf studies at Auburn University and has been the Rangers' primary point person on the safely and performance aspects of researching playing surfaces. This has included site visits and testing with minor league players on turf surfaces.   
 
"During 37 years in professional baseball, my emphasis has been on player safety and the prevention of injuries," Reed said. "As we did the research and studies on determining our new field surface, these goals have been the main priority from the start. I am very confident that this is going to be a great product that no player has ever experienced in his career."  
 
By using the data analysis tool, the system can be tuned to meet the playability characteristics that matter most to the team. The system provided to the Rangers will be specific to their needs and unique to Globe Life Field. The Rangers will opt for the B1K natural system, which employs a natural, sustainable infill called Geofill. The system results in excellent ball surface and player surface interaction. The ball bounce will be in line with bounce trajectories on natural grass. Improved player surface interaction results in less lower-extremity fatigue and true reaction times. Player safety and performance played a major role in the Rangers decision.
 
B1K is a dual fiber turf system comprised of Shaw's high-performance Strenexe® XD slit film and Bolt® monofilament. This system provides excellent durability and functionality by minimizing the infill from "splashing," maintaining adequate infill levels across the field. The Bolt fiber provides realistic ball roll, friction and natural grass aesthetics. These characteristics ensure that the playing surface at Globe Life Field will appear nearly identical to the current surface in Globe Life Park, including keeping clay base paths. The fan experience in the park will be maintained at the highest level.
 
B1K natural was also an important element in the Rangers choice regarding their concerns with environmental impact and sustainability. The Geofill infill used in the system is made of coconut husks and fibers, which is a rapidly renewable resource. The infill requires much less water than natural grass, thus resulting in significant levels of conservation. 
 
"The Texas Rangers are a franchise that definitely does its homework and they don't take any decision lightly, especially this one. We are very excited for the opportunity to partner with them on this project," said Vice President of Shaw Turf Chuck McClurg. "Throughout their research and our discussions with them, they have placed an emphasis on player safety and team performance. We are confident that the product we deliver will be an exceptionally consistent, top-of-the-line playing surface that will mimic the best natural playing surfaces in Major League Baseball today."
 
The installation of the artificial turf will be entrusted to Texas-based Paragon Sports Constructors, a long time Shaw Sports Turf partner. Paragon Sports Constructors brings over 30 years of athletic facility construction and sports field installation experience to the project. Their experience has earned Paragon Sports Constructors a reputation of unparalleled technical expertise and customer service. In addition to building the playing field and installing the B1K system at Globe Life Field, Paragon Sports Constructors will provide ongoing service of the field to ensure that the playability metrics for ball and athlete performance are maintained. Paragon has worked with Shaw on the installation of baseball fields at a number of facilities, including local fields at Highland Park and Rockwall High Schools.
 
"Shaw's commitment to R and D and product innovation are key reasons we choose to partner with them," said William Chaffe, President of Paragon Sports Constructors. "The Rangers had a difficult decision but I think ultimately they were convinced by Shaw's data that their synthetic system would be on par with the best natural surfaces in the Majors. It is clear that the Rangers organization really took their time and made the effort to thoroughly investigate their options for Globe Life Field." 
 
ABOUT SHAW SPORTS TURF   
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. STRENEXE, BOLT, BATTING A THOUSAND and B1K are trademarks of Shaw Contract Flooring Services, Inc. For more information please visit www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. Geofill is a registered trademark of Italgreen SPA. 
 
ABOUT PARAGON SPORTS CONSTRUCTORS
Paragon Sports Constructors is a turn-key contractor of natural and synthetic turf sports fields, running tracks and tennis courts based in Fort Worth, Texas. With over 30 years of sports construction experience, they are one of the premier athletic facility contractors in the South-Central United States. Paragon Sports Constructors remains focused on quality construction practices, choosing to partner with top brand name manufacturers of synthetic turf, track, and tennis court surfacing. As a member of the American Sports Builders Association, Paragon's mission is to build the finest athletic facilities and to provide clients a consistently high-quality project and experience from planning to first use and beyond. For more information on Paragon Sports Constructors please visit www.paragon-sports.com or follow them on Twitter @ParagonSportsCo.   

Texas Rangers

Rangers sign free agent RHP Shawn Kelley to one-year contract with club option for 2020

Veteran ranked among MLB's top 10 relievers in WHIP and opponent OBP in 2018; OF John Andreoli designated for assignment

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley to a one-year contract for 2019 that includes a club option for the 2020 season. Financial terms were not disclosed, per club policy.
 
To make room on the major league roster for Kelley, the Rangers have designated outfielder John Andreoli for assignment.
 
Kelley, 35, combined to go 2-0 with a 2.94 ERA (16 ER/49.0 IP) over 54 relief appearances with Washington and Oakland in 2018. He ranked sixth among MLB relievers (minimum 45.0 innings) with a .237 opponents on-base percentage, and seventh with a 0.898 WHIP figure. Opposing hitters batted just .122 (5-41) against Kelley with runners in scoring position, tying for sixth-best mark in the major leagues last season (min. 40 at-bats). After he was traded by the Nationals to the A's on August 5, Kelley posted a 2.16 ERA and 0.780 WHIP for Oakland, one of just 11 MLB relievers to post figures that low in both categories over that span (minimum 15.0 innings).
 
Kelley has a career record of 27-23 with a 3.67 ERA, 1.167 WHIP, and 10.3 strikeouts per 9 innings over 443 relief appearances with Seattle (2009-12), New York-AL (2013-14), San Diego (2015), Washington (2016-18), and Oakland (2018). Since the start of 2015, he has produced a 3.32 ERA (68 ER/184.1 IP) in 207 games, and his 1.042 WHIP in that span ranks 12th among major league relievers with at least 180.0 innings.
 
The Rangers have seven days to trade, release, or outright Andreoli to the minor leagues. He was acquired from Seattle in a January 15 waiver claim after playing 26 games with the Mariners and Orioles in 2018, his first major league action.
 
With today's transactions, the Rangers still have 62 players on the club's spring training roster: a full 40-man major league roster, along with 22 non-roster invitees.

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed free agent right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley to a one-year contract for 2019 that includes a club option for the 2020 season. Financial terms were not disclosed, per club policy.
 
To make room on the major league roster for Kelley, the Rangers have designated outfielder John Andreoli for assignment.
 
Kelley, 35, combined to go 2-0 with a 2.94 ERA (16 ER/49.0 IP) over 54 relief appearances with Washington and Oakland in 2018. He ranked sixth among MLB relievers (minimum 45.0 innings) with a .237 opponents on-base percentage, and seventh with a 0.898 WHIP figure. Opposing hitters batted just .122 (5-41) against Kelley with runners in scoring position, tying for sixth-best mark in the major leagues last season (min. 40 at-bats). After he was traded by the Nationals to the A's on August 5, Kelley posted a 2.16 ERA and 0.780 WHIP for Oakland, one of just 11 MLB relievers to post figures that low in both categories over that span (minimum 15.0 innings).
 
Kelley has a career record of 27-23 with a 3.67 ERA, 1.167 WHIP, and 10.3 strikeouts per 9 innings over 443 relief appearances with Seattle (2009-12), New York-AL (2013-14), San Diego (2015), Washington (2016-18), and Oakland (2018). Since the start of 2015, he has produced a 3.32 ERA (68 ER/184.1 IP) in 207 games, and his 1.042 WHIP in that span ranks 12th among major league relievers with at least 180.0 innings.
 
The Rangers have seven days to trade, release, or outright Andreoli to the minor leagues. He was acquired from Seattle in a January 15 waiver claim after playing 26 games with the Mariners and Orioles in 2018, his first major league action.
 
With today's transactions, the Rangers still have 62 players on the club's spring training roster: a full 40-man major league roster, along with 22 non-roster invitees.

Texas Rangers

Schedule announced for high school baseball games at Academy

Pinkston High School Baseball calls Academy home

The Texas Rangers today announced the schedule of high school baseball games that will be played at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota this season.

After practicing and playing their home games at the Academy in 2018, Pinkston High School will once again call the facility home in 2019. The Vikings will take Oates Field for the first time of the season on Tuesday, February 5, hosting H. Grady Spruce High School at 5:00 p.m.

The Texas Rangers today announced the schedule of high school baseball games that will be played at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota this season.

After practicing and playing their home games at the Academy in 2018, Pinkston High School will once again call the facility home in 2019. The Vikings will take Oates Field for the first time of the season on Tuesday, February 5, hosting H. Grady Spruce High School at 5:00 p.m.

The facility will also support scheduling for David W. Carter High School, Sunset High School, and other Dallas ISD games. High school baseball season will officially get underway Saturday, February 2, when Carter hosts Justin F. Kimball High School on Oates Field.

Stacey Segal, Assistant Director of Athletics for Dallas ISD, schedules baseball and softball games for the district and said the Academy has been especially vital for this season.

"The year has been particularly challenging due to the number of fields we have lost due to bond improvements. Dallas ISD is currently renovating two of our high school baseball fields with lights and facilities have been hard to come by. Additionally, our three field softball complex went under construction. After moving 111 games, the Rangers Youth Academy has been a wonderful partner," Segal said.

New Pinkston Head Coach Cortez Cole, who saw the Academy from the visitor's dugout as an assistant with North Dallas High School last season, is excited to be part of the Pinkston team defending home field there.

"I'm familiar with it, but it's just surreal for it to be our home field," Cole said. "It's the focal point of the city, so everybody wants to play here. And just for it to be our home field, we get to day after day see it, it's amazing."

The high school baseball season may be just starting for Vikings junior Julian Olivo, but he's hardly been away from the Academy in that time.

Olivo spent the summer playing in the Academy's RBI league and was a member of the All-Star squad that represented the Rangers Youth Academy at the RBI Southwest Regional Tournament in Austin in July.

"My spare time is spent out here. We're able to practice nearly every day," Olivo said. "Not a lot of other teams have opportunities to be able to play on fields like this. So it's an everyday thing, in and out, no matter what day it is, if it's raining, or whatever. We'll be able to practice and play."

Senior Gerardo Vicencio Jr. enjoyed playing on the turf of Oates Field last year. But this year, his thoughts on the start of the season are slightly more subdued.

"It's exciting, but also sad because it's ending. I've enjoyed it so much that now that it's about to end, it feels a little off. But it's still exciting, at the same time," Vicencio said. "Whenever I started off, I had people I looked up to. Now I'm in that position and people look up to me, so I'm excited to work with the young guys and try to help them out and make them get better."

The schedule of baseball games at the Academy is below. Scheduling is subject to change.

2019 Academy High School Baseball Schedule

Date

Home

Away

Field

Time

Saturday, February 2, 2019 

Carter

Kimball

Oates

10:00 a.m.

Monday, February 4, 2019 

Sunset

Richardson

Oates

4:00 p.m.

Monday, February 4, 2019 

Sunset

Richardson

Oates

7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 

Pinkston

Spruce

Oates

5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 

Pinkston JV

Spruce JV

Oates

4:30 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 2019 

Sunset JV

Ferris JV

Field of Dreams 

4:30 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

Ferris Varisty

Field of Dreams 

7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 2019 

Pinkston

Adamson

Oates

5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 

Pinkston JV

Sunset JV

Oates

4:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 

Pinkston

Sunset

Oates

7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019 

Carter

Trinity Christian

Oates

4:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 

Sunset JV

Wilmer Hutchins JV

Oates

10:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

Wilmer Hutchins Varsity

Oates

12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 

Pinkston

Western Hills

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 2019 

Carter

Trinity Christian

Field of Dreams

4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 2019 

Pinkston

Samuell

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 25, 2019 

Carter

South Oak Cliff

Field of Dreams

4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 

Sunset JV

Thomas Jefferson JV

Field of Dreams

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

Thomas Jefferson Varsity

Field of Dreams

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 

Pinkston

TX Keller

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2019 

Sunset JV

North Dallas JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

North Dallas Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 

Pinkston

Waxahachie Life

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 11, 2019 

Sunset JV

Glen Rose JV

Oates

11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 11, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

Glen Rose Varsity

Oates

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 

Pinkston

Carter

Oates

6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 15, 2019 

Pinkston

Hillcrest

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 

North Dallas

Carter

Oates

11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 

Sunset

South Oak Cliff

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 

Pinkston

Lincoln

Oates

7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Pinkston

Roosevelt

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 

Sunset

Samuell

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 

Pinkston Middle

Zan Holmes

Oates

7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019 

Sunset JV

Spruce JV

Field of Dreams 

3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

Spruce Varsity

Field of Dreams 

5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019 

Pinkston JV

Wilmer Hitchins JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29, 2019 

Pinkston Varsity

Wilmer Hutchins Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 

Pinkston JV

South Oak Cliff

Oates

12:00p

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 

Pinkston JV

North Dallas JV

Oates

3:30p

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 

Pinkston Varsity

North Dallas Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019 

Sunset JV

Kimball JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

Kimball Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019 

North Dallas JV

Wilmer Hitchins JV

Field of Dreams 

4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019 

North Dallas Varsity

Wilmer Hutchins Varsity

Field of Dreams 

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 

Sunset

Western Hills

Oates

11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 

Pinkston JV

Hillcrest JV

Oates

1:00 p.m.

Friday, April 12, 2019 

Sunset JV

Seagoville JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 12, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

Seagoville Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 

North Dallas

Hillcrest

Oates

4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 

Pinkston

Roosevelt

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 19, 2019 

Pinkston Middle

Greiner

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 

Pinkston JV

Wilmer Hutchins JV

Oates

1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 

North Dallas

Roosevelt

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 

Roosevelt

Carter

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2019 

Pinkston JV

North Dallas JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2019 

Pinkston Varsity

North Dallas Varsity

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2019 

Roosevelt

Carter

Field of Dreams 

6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 

Sunset JV

Adamson JV

Oates

3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 

Sunset Varsity

Adamson V

Oates

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 

Quintanilla Middle

Greiner

Field of Dreams 

6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 

DISD Middle School Baseball Championship

Oates

8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 

 DISD Middle School Baseball Championship Game 

Oates

6:00 p.m.

Softball Starts Tuesday

The slate of high school softball games at the Academy kicks off Tuesday, January 29, when David W. Carter High School will host O.D. Wyatt High School.

Pinkston High School softball, which will once again call the Academy home in 2019, takes the field at the Academy for the first time this season on Friday, February 1, hosting James Madison High School on Hamilton Field.

The Academy will also support some scheduling for David W. Carter High School and Pinkston Middle School, in addition to hosting the Dallas ISD Middle School Softball Tournament in May.

Below is the current schedule of softball games at the Academy. Scheduling is subject to change.

 

Camp Time

The Winter Academy Training Session kicked off Monday, January 14, with a record 70 baseball and softball 18U participants in attendance. Through the first two weeks of winter programming, 402 baseball and softball players have participated.

Training is available for baseball and softball players ages 7 through 18 through Thursday, February 28.

Camp for the 18U athletes runs on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

On Tuesday and Thursday nights, training will be available to the 12U athletes, also from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Registration is available at https://texasrangersya.leagueapps.com/camps.

Texas Rangers

Rangers to retire uniform number of Adrian Beltre

Beltre becomes fourth Ranger to have number retired; ceremony to take place in June as part of final season celebration at Globe Life Park in Arlington

The Texas Rangers announced Friday evening that the club will have a ceremony during the 2019 season to retire the uniform number 29 of third baseman Adrian Beltre.

The announcement was made at the conclusion of Friday night's 2019 Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Winter Warmup at Texas Live!.

The Texas Rangers announced Friday evening that the club will have a ceremony during the 2019 season to retire the uniform number 29 of third baseman Adrian Beltre.

The announcement was made at the conclusion of Friday night's 2019 Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Winter Warmup at Texas Live!.

Beltre will become the fourth Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan's #34 in 1996, former manager Johnny Oates' #26 in 2005, and Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez in 2017. In addition, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 worn by Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in the major leagues, in 1997,

The ceremony to retire Beltre's number will take place in June as part of the Rangers' season-long celebration of the team's final year playing at Globe Life Park in Arlington. More details will be announced when they are finalized.

"The Rangers are proud and honored to make this announcement tonight," said team Co-Chairman and Managing Partner Ray Davis. "This franchise and its fans have the privilege of witnessing the last eight years of Adrian Beltre's Hall of Fame career on a daily basis. With 2019 being our final year at Globe Life Park in Arlington, we felt it was appropriate to retire Adrian's number in the park where he excelled for so long."

Beltre announced his retirement as an active player on November 20, 2018 after a brilliant 21-year Major League career with the Dodgers (1998-2004), Mariners (2005-2009), Red Sox (2010), and Rangers (2011-18). He ranks among the all-time leaders in doubles (11th, 636), games (14th, 2933), total bases (14th, 5309), extra base hits (14th, 1151), hits (15th, 3166), RBI (21st, 1707), and home runs (30th, 477) and has the most career hits of any non-U.S. native in history. The only other players ever with at least 3166 hits and 477 home runs are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Eddie Murray.

The five-time Rawlings Gold Glove recipient has played in more games at third base (2759) than any player except Brooks Robinson (2870). His career 95.7 WAR is third base all-time among third basemen behind Mike Schmidt and Eddie Mathews.

In his eight seasons with the Rangers, Beltre batted .304 with 199 homers and 699 RBI in 1098 games. He was a four-time selection as the Rangers' Player of the Year while batting at least .300 five times. His .332 average as a Ranger at Globe Life Park is the highest in the 25-year history of the park, and he ranks second with 120 homers and 426 RBI.

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2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest presented by Dasani scheduled for this Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington

Schedule of appearances by over 30 current and former Rangers announced; Rangers to offer behind-the-scenes look at Globe Life Field as part of event

Arlington, Texas-The 2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will take place this Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington. 
 
Admission to the 2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for season ticket holders, and $5.00 for children 13 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com/fanfest, and tickets can also be purchased at the Globe Life Park First Base Ticket Office beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. The First Base and Home Plate Gates at Globe Life Park will open at 8:30 a.m. for fans to enter Fan Fest. Parking at Globe Life Park is available in Lots J, B, and C and is free for the event. 
 
2019 Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will feature autograph sessions with current and former Texas Rangers players and announcers with individuals signing in the Capital One Club, Batter's Eye Club, Jack Daniel's Club, and Texas Rangers Visiting Clubhouse (service level). The list of participants includes 2017 National Baseball Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez. 
 
A special highlight of this year's Fan Fest will be the opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the construction progress on the new Globe Life Field, scheduled to open in March 2020. A Viewing Area will be set up on what will be the main left field concourse of the new park, providing a great sightline to see the construction progress, especially on the seating bowl and roof areas. The Viewing Area will be accessible from Texas Rangers Plaza adjacent to Texas Live! and will require a Fan Fest ticket for admittance. The Viewing Area will be open from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the same hours as Fan Fest.
 
In addition, fans will have the chance to see the model of the new park in the Globe Life Field Sales Center during Fan Fest. The Sales Center will be accessible through the Globe Life Park entrance on the right field concourse throughout the day. The Hilti Observation Deck on the upper right field concourse will also be open, and there will be several Globe Life Field Question and Answer sessions during Fan Fest.
 
Other highlights of the 2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani:
--Interactive Question & Answer sessions with Rangers executives, players and announcers in the All You Can Eat Porch
--Whiffle ballpark and inflatables on the concourse
--Free tours of the Rangers clubhouse and dugout
--Free play in the Rangers Kids Zone and autographs by Rangers Captain
--Rangers Baseball Foundation Sale
--Food and beverages on sale at The Short Stop Grill, The Chipper, Rebecca Creek Saloon, and other Ballpark concession stands
--Merchandise on sale at the Grand Slam Gift Shop in centerfield and Pro Shop at Home Plate. 
-- Free access to the batting cages
 
In addition, 2019 Texas Rangers season ticket and mini-plan packages will be on sale.
 
For more information, please call 972-RANGERS or visit texasrangers.com/fanfest.
 
2019 FAN FEST AUTOGRAPH GUIDELINES
(Please note that the guidelines have changed for 2019)

 
*The first 6,000 fans in attendance are eligible to receive a winning autograph ticket for a specific autograph session.
 
*All autograph sessions will require a winning autograph ticket, which can be located in the center of the event program. 
 
*Photos and personalized autographs are not permitted.
 
*Players will sign 225 autographs per session. Players will not sign be on their allotted time.
 
*The main scoreboard and concourse televisions will post who is signing during each session 1 hour prior to the start of that session.
* Prior to the 2019 Fan Fest, All Autograph Passes were sold online at texasrangers.com and guests who purchased the All Autograph Passes will have the opportunity to skip to the front of each autograph session. A limited number of All Autograph Passes remain for sale. 
 
The schedule of individuals appearing on Saturday is as follows. PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Any updates to this schedule can be found at texasrangers.com/fanfest.
 
Rangers Players/Alumni/Announcers Signing Autographs: Steve Buechele, Matt Bush, Willie Calhoun, Zac Curtis, Delino DeShields, Ryan Dorow, Demarcus Evans, Joey Gallo, Nick Gardewine, Rusty Greer, Tom Grieve, Jose Guzman, Ronald Guzman, Toby Harrah, Taylor Hearn, Scott Heineman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Jose Leclerc, Lance Lynn, Chris Martin, Nomar Mazara, Zach McAllister, Mark McLemore, C.J. Nitkowski, Rougned Odor, Darren Oliver, Tyler Phillips, Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Russell, Connor Sadzeck, Adrian Sampson, Drew Smyly, Jeffrey Springs, Jose Trevino, Patrick Wisdom, Chris Woodward  
Individuals Participating in Question and Answer Sessions: Jon Daniels, Joey Gallo/Nomar Mazara, Ivan Rodriguez, Chris Woodward, Rangers TV/Radio Announcers, Story Time with Emily Jones and Eric Nadel, Globe Life Field Updates with Jack Hill and Rob Matwick. 

Arlington, Texas-The 2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will take place this Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington. 
 
Admission to the 2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for season ticket holders, and $5.00 for children 13 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com/fanfest, and tickets can also be purchased at the Globe Life Park First Base Ticket Office beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. The First Base and Home Plate Gates at Globe Life Park will open at 8:30 a.m. for fans to enter Fan Fest. Parking at Globe Life Park is available in Lots J, B, and C and is free for the event. 
 
2019 Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will feature autograph sessions with current and former Texas Rangers players and announcers with individuals signing in the Capital One Club, Batter's Eye Club, Jack Daniel's Club, and Texas Rangers Visiting Clubhouse (service level). The list of participants includes 2017 National Baseball Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez. 
 
A special highlight of this year's Fan Fest will be the opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the construction progress on the new Globe Life Field, scheduled to open in March 2020. A Viewing Area will be set up on what will be the main left field concourse of the new park, providing a great sightline to see the construction progress, especially on the seating bowl and roof areas. The Viewing Area will be accessible from Texas Rangers Plaza adjacent to Texas Live! and will require a Fan Fest ticket for admittance. The Viewing Area will be open from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the same hours as Fan Fest.
 
In addition, fans will have the chance to see the model of the new park in the Globe Life Field Sales Center during Fan Fest. The Sales Center will be accessible through the Globe Life Park entrance on the right field concourse throughout the day. The Hilti Observation Deck on the upper right field concourse will also be open, and there will be several Globe Life Field Question and Answer sessions during Fan Fest.
 
Other highlights of the 2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani:
--Interactive Question & Answer sessions with Rangers executives, players and announcers in the All You Can Eat Porch
--Whiffle ballpark and inflatables on the concourse
--Free tours of the Rangers clubhouse and dugout
--Free play in the Rangers Kids Zone and autographs by Rangers Captain
--Rangers Baseball Foundation Sale
--Food and beverages on sale at The Short Stop Grill, The Chipper, Rebecca Creek Saloon, and other Ballpark concession stands
--Merchandise on sale at the Grand Slam Gift Shop in centerfield and Pro Shop at Home Plate. 
-- Free access to the batting cages
 
In addition, 2019 Texas Rangers season ticket and mini-plan packages will be on sale.
 
For more information, please call 972-RANGERS or visit texasrangers.com/fanfest.
 
2019 FAN FEST AUTOGRAPH GUIDELINES
(Please note that the guidelines have changed for 2019)

 
*The first 6,000 fans in attendance are eligible to receive a winning autograph ticket for a specific autograph session.
 
*All autograph sessions will require a winning autograph ticket, which can be located in the center of the event program. 
 
*Photos and personalized autographs are not permitted.
 
*Players will sign 225 autographs per session. Players will not sign be on their allotted time.
 
*The main scoreboard and concourse televisions will post who is signing during each session 1 hour prior to the start of that session.
* Prior to the 2019 Fan Fest, All Autograph Passes were sold online at texasrangers.com and guests who purchased the All Autograph Passes will have the opportunity to skip to the front of each autograph session. A limited number of All Autograph Passes remain for sale. 
 
The schedule of individuals appearing on Saturday is as follows. PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Any updates to this schedule can be found at texasrangers.com/fanfest.
 
Rangers Players/Alumni/Announcers Signing Autographs: Steve Buechele, Matt Bush, Willie Calhoun, Zac Curtis, Delino DeShields, Ryan Dorow, Demarcus Evans, Joey Gallo, Nick Gardewine, Rusty Greer, Tom Grieve, Jose Guzman, Ronald Guzman, Toby Harrah, Taylor Hearn, Scott Heineman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Jose Leclerc, Lance Lynn, Chris Martin, Nomar Mazara, Zach McAllister, Mark McLemore, C.J. Nitkowski, Rougned Odor, Darren Oliver, Tyler Phillips, Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Russell, Connor Sadzeck, Adrian Sampson, Drew Smyly, Jeffrey Springs, Jose Trevino, Patrick Wisdom, Chris Woodward  
Individuals Participating in Question and Answer Sessions: Jon Daniels, Joey Gallo/Nomar Mazara, Ivan Rodriguez, Chris Woodward, Rangers TV/Radio Announcers, Story Time with Emily Jones and Eric Nadel, Globe Life Field Updates with Jack Hill and Rob Matwick. 

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