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Rangers to host Padres, White Sox & Astros during 8-game homestand, June 25-July 4

Rangers Tumbler, Tee-Shirt, & Rougie and Smokey the Horse bobblehead giveaways highlight homestand

The Rangers return to Texas on Monday, June 25, to open an eight-game homestand against the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The second home interleague series of 2018 takes place against the Padres with 7:05 p.m. contests on Monday, June 25; Tuesday, June 26; and Wednesday, June 27.

The Rangers return to Texas on Monday, June 25, to open an eight-game homestand against the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The second home interleague series of 2018 takes place against the Padres with 7:05 p.m. contests on Monday, June 25; Tuesday, June 26; and Wednesday, June 27.

On Monday, the first 15,000 fans will receive an Academy Sports + Outdoors Rangers Tumbler.

Monday is also Dallas Stars Night at the ballpark. Stars team captain and left wing Jamie Benn, goalie Ben Bishop, and defenseman Stephen Johns are scheduled to be on hand to participate in the pre-game ceremonies. The special Dallas Stars Theme Night tickets have been completely sold out.  

The giveaways continue Tuesday, when the first 20,000 fans will receive a just-published 2018 Rangers Yearbook which includes full-page player portraits and a number of other stories and features.

Military Appreciation Nights return Wednesday, when the Rangers will honor the brave men and women of United States Special Operations. 

During this season's series of Military Appreciation Nights, the Rangers honored the Marines on May 21, and the Army on June 15. This homestand also includes nights for the Navy on July 3 and the Air Force on July 4. The final Military Appreciation Night of the season will honor the Coast Guard on August 16. On each of those dates, a Rangers cap themed to honor that branch of the military, will be available with the Theme Night ticket. Theme Night tickets must be purchased by visiting texasrangers.com/themenights, and a limited number of caps are available. 

Wednesday is also another Texas Chili Company Dollar Hot Dog Night. 

The White Sox arrive on Friday to open a three-game set. The weekend will feature games at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, June 29; 8:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 30; and 2:05 p.m. on Sunday, July 1.

On Friday, a Rangers Theme Night will pay tribute to the Fab Four from Liverpool with Beatles Night at the ballpark. Fans who purchase tickets through texasrangers.com/themenights will receive a Beatles themed Texas Rangers caps. And a pre-game performance from a Beatles tribute band will be held on the west side of the ballpark.

Friday's festivities will conclude with T-Mobile Friday Fireworks set to a Beatles theme.

The first 15,000 fans on Saturday will receive a Golden Chick Rougie and Smokey the Horse Bobblehead.

Music Theme Nights continue Saturday when the Rangers will host Margaritaville Night at the ballpark. A Jimmy Buffett cover band will perform during a pre-game tailgate. And fans who purchase tickets through texasrangers.com/themenights will receive a limited edition pair of Margaritaville/Texas Rangers sunglasses. 

On Sunday, the first 17,500 fans (15,000 adult and 2,500 youth) will receive a Hilti Rangers Raglan Tee.

Fans 13 and younger can also enjoy $1 ice cream on Sunday thanks to another Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday.

Sunday also marks another music Theme Night, with the tribute band Forgotten Space playing on the west side of the ballpark. Tickets purchased through texasrangers.com/themenights prior to Monday, June 25 will receive a custom Forgotten Space/Texas Rangers tee-shirt.

The Astros make their final trip of the season to Globe Life Park for a 2-game set beginning Tuesday. This installment of the Silver Boot Series presented by The Texas Lottery will feature a 7:05 p.m. contest on Tuesday, July 3, and a 6:05 p.m. matchup on Wednesday, July 4.

As part of the league-wide celebration of Independence Day, both the Rangers and Astros will sport matching caps, jerseys, and socks featuring red, white, and blue team logos and decorated with stars and stripes. It marks the eleventh consecutive summer of the patriotic caps, while the jerseys will return for their fourth straight year. The socks made a popular debut in 2017.

Tuesday, the Rangers will honor the brave men and women of the Navy with Navy Appreciation Night. Post-Game Fireworks presented by T-Mobile will follow Tuesday's contest.

The homestand concludes Wednesday with Independence Day celebrations. Pre-game ceremonies will include 150 recruits taking the U.S. Air Force Oath of Enlistment. A United States flag will be unfurled on the field and a Texas flag will be unfurled on Greene's Hill. A flyover by the U.S. Air Force 87th Flying Training Squadron from Laughlin Air Force Base will follow the National Anthem. 

Wednesday is also another Texas Chili Company Dollar Hot Dog Night and will feature a Patriotic Post-Game Fireworks Presented by The Texas Lottery.

With All-Star voting officially underway, fans can submit their ballots at the voting station behind section 30 on the main concourse through the sixth inning of each home game. Fans who submit the maximum five ballots will receive a Texas Rangers gift. 

Tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Globe Life Park in Arlington ticket office.

Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:

Monday, June 25 vs. San Diego Padres -- 7:05 p.m. -- FSSW   
•   Academy Sports + Outdoors Rangers Tumbler (first 15,000)
•   Dallas Stars Night
•   First pitch by Dallas Stars players Ben Bishop, Jamie Benn, and Stephen Johns
•   National Anthem performed by Nia Halloway, who plays Nala in the national tour of Disney's Lion King 

Tuesday, June 26 vs. San Diego Padres -- 7:05 p.m. -- FSSW  
•   2018 Rangers Yearbooks (first 20,000)
•   First pitch by April Anthony, board chair at her alma mater, Abilene Christian University, and CEO of Encompass Home Health and Hospice, for Abilene Christian University Night
•   National Anthem performed by Independence High School Girls Pop Group

Wednesday, June 27 vs. San Diego Padres -- 7:05 p.m. -- FSSW   
•   United States Special Operations Appreciation Night
•   Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday (fans 13 and younger)
•   Texas Chili Company Dollar Hot Dog Day
•   First pitch by Everett Withers, Texas State Head Football Coach, for Texas State University Night

Friday, June 29 vs. Chicago White Sox --- 7:05 p.m. -- FSSW  
•   New Era Alumni Alley-pitcher Colby Lewis, 6:00-6:45 p.m. 
•   Beatles Night
•   First pitch by Natalie Brown, Oklahoma University gymnast, for OU Night
•   National Anthem & God Bless America performed by Strikeout Kings
•   T-Mobile Friday Fireworks set to a Beatles Theme

Saturday, June 30 vs. Chicago White Sox -- 8:05 p.m. -- FSSW Gates Open at 6:00 p.m.   
•   University of Texas Night
•   New Era Alumni Alley-INF/OF Pete O'Brien, 7:00-7:45 p.m. 
•   Golden Chick Rougie and Smokey the Horse Bobblehead (first 15,000)
•   Margaritaville Night
•   National Anthem & God Bless America performed by Mary Helen Janavaris 

Sunday, July 1 vs. Chicago White Sox -- 2:05 p.m. -- FSSW Gates Open at 12:30 p.m.   
•   Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and younger)
•   Hilti Rangers Raglan Tee (first 17,500 -- 15,000 adult, 2,500 child)
•   Forgotten Space Night
•   National Anthem performed by Roman Alexander
•   God Bless America performed by Sara Spicer

Tuesday, July 3 vs. Houston Astros -- 7:05 p.m. -- FSSW   
•   Navy Appreciation Night
•   National Anthem performed by Commissaryman Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Guy and Yeoman Senior Chief Petty Officer Paul Hernandez, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base
•   Patriotic Post-Game Fireworks presented by T-Mobile

Wednesday, July 4 vs. Houston Astros -- 6:05 p.m. -- FSSW Gates Open at 4:00 p.m.   
•   Air Force Appreciation Night
•   Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday (fans 13 and younger)
•   Texas Chili Company Dollar Hot Dog Day
•   Flyover by U.S. Air Force 87th Flying Training Squadron from Laughlin Air Force Base
•   Post-Game Fireworks presented by The Texas Lottery

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Academy notebook

Headed to Washington D.C.; Summer camps underway; Updated RBI scheduling

Practice began Monday at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota for the Academy's softball team headed to the 2018 ASG Jennie Finch Classic in Washington D.C. from Thursday, July 12, through Tuesday, July 17.

Athletes who stood out while participating in Academy programming this spring comprise the squad making the trip. 

Practice began Monday at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota for the Academy's softball team headed to the 2018 ASG Jennie Finch Classic in Washington D.C. from Thursday, July 12, through Tuesday, July 17.

Athletes who stood out while participating in Academy programming this spring comprise the squad making the trip. 

Additionally, a workout was held for those who played RBI last year or attended fall programming and were nominated by their coaches. 

"The team is incredibly dynamic with young ladies who can play multiple positions and bring a great deal of energy to the field. We will be one of the younger teams out there, but what we lack in experience we make up for in talent and attitude," said the Rangers Director of Youth Academy & Baseball/Softball Programs Juan Leonel Garciga, who will also serve as their coach for the experience. "The girls are putting in the work and will be ready to showcase their talent and represent the Rangers Academy proudly."

Eight teams of girls from MLB Youth Academies, MLB's RBI Program, Jennie Finch programming, and USA Softball will participate in the first ever competitive youth softball tournament as part of the 2018 All-Star Weekend. Major League Baseball and MLB Youth Softball Ambassador Jennie Finch will host the activities. 

Along with playing games and participating in an All-Star experience, the teams will have instruction from U.S. Olympian Jennie Finch and other USA Softball National Team players and coaches. 

The softball team won't be the only group representing the Academy in Washington D.C. 

Baseball players from Academy programming and RBI teams will participate in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup tournament during All-Star Week, Thursday, July 12, through Tuesday, July 17.

RBI Scheduling

With the Rangers RBI softball season beginning to wrap up, teams are looking ahead to the playoff tournament. The single elimination tournament will be held at the Academy on Saturday, June 30, followed by the championship on Monday, July 2

Details for RBI baseball playoffs will be announced in the coming weeks. 

There are currently 350 players in the RBI League baseball and softball program at the Academy, including 20 teams. The Jr. Division (15U) consists of three teams, the Senior Division (18U) has seven teams, and Softball 18U includes 10 teams.  

The current schedule for upcoming contests to be hosted at the Academy is below. Please note that the RBI schedule is subject to change.

6/23   9:00 AM   Generals   Mercy Street   Field of Dreams   Junior Div. (15U)
6/23   11:30 AM   Lancaster   Generals   Field of Dreams   Junior Div. (15U)
6/23   2:00 PM   Mercy Street   Lancaster   Field of Dreams   Junior Div. (15U)
6/23   9:00 AM   Bears   Academy   Oates Field   Senior Div. (18U)
6/23   11:30 AM   Mercy Street   Cougars   Oates Field   Senior Div. (18U)
6/23   2:00 PM   Vikings   Patriots   Oates Field   Senior Div. (18U)
6/23   9:00 AM   Raiders   Wildcats   Kershaw's Challenge Field   Softball Div. (18U)
6/23   9:00 AM   Spartans   West Dallas A's   Josh Hamilton Field   Softball Div. (18U)
6/23   11:30 AM   undefined   Timberwolves   Kershaw's Challenge Field   Softball Div. (18U)
6/23   11:30 AM   Panthers   Bulldogs   Josh Hamilton Field   Softball Div. (18U)
6/23   2:00 PM   Longhorns   Gators   Kershaw's Challenge Field   Softball Div. (18U)
6/25   7:00 PM   undefined   undefined   Oates Field   Senior Div. (18U)
6/25   7:00 PM   undefined   undefined   Field of Dreams   Senior Div. (18U)
6/26   7:00 PM   undefined   undefined   Oates Field   Junior Div. (15U)
6/26   7:00 PM   West Dallas A's   Raiders   Kershaw's Challenge Field   Softball Div. (18U)
6/26   7:00 PM   Wildcats   Panthers   Josh Hamilton Field   Softball Div. (18U)
6/27   7:00 PM   Bulldogs   Longhorns   Kershaw's Challenge Field   Softball Div. (18U)

For games played at Oates Field, the address is 2303 Bickers St., Dallas, TX 75212. Parking is available behind the building. 

For games played at Field of Dreams, Hamilton, and Kershaw's Challenge Field, the address is the 3500 Goldman St., Dallas, TX 75212. Parking is available in the lot in front of Kershaw's Challenge Field. 

Summer Campers

Through the second week of summer camp at the Rangers Academy, 518 athletes have participated in the free activities.

The five-week program runs through Thursday, July 12. Activities will take place Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., with no camp on July 4.  

Baseball and softball players, ages 7 to 18, have the opportunity to work on hitting, fielding, defensive strategies, throwing, and all aspects of their sport with member of the Academy coaching staff. 

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

While programming may be located inside due to weather, parents and guardians will be notified in advance if weather should interfere with camps. 

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Texas Rangers option RHP Ricardo Rodriguez to Round Rock

The Texas Rangers today announced that right-handed pitcher Ricardo Rodriguez has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.

Texas will make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday's game with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

The Texas Rangers today announced that right-handed pitcher Ricardo Rodriguez has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.

Texas will make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday's game with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

Rodriguez was recalled from Round Rock on June 18 but did not appear in a game during Texas' three-game sweep in Kansas City. He opened the season on the 60-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis before being activated and optioned to Round Rock on May 29.

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Texas Rangers to honor Vladimir Guerrero on August 3-4

New National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee will be recognized in pre-game ceremony on Saturday, August 4; Dr Pepper Hall of Fame Luncheon scheduled for Friday, August 3 at Globe Life Park in Arlington

The Texas Rangers announced today that the club will honor former Ranger and Class of 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Vladimir Guerrero on Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, when the club hosts the Baltimore Orioles.

Guerrero, who played for the Rangers in 2010, will join fellow BBWAA electees infielders Chipper Jones and Jim Thome and pitcher Trevor Hoffman and a pair of Modern Baseball Area Committee selections, pitcher Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell as inductees in the Class of 2018 on Sunday, July 29 in Cooperstown, New York. 

The Texas Rangers announced today that the club will honor former Ranger and Class of 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Vladimir Guerrero on Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, when the club hosts the Baltimore Orioles.

Guerrero, who played for the Rangers in 2010, will join fellow BBWAA electees infielders Chipper Jones and Jim Thome and pitcher Trevor Hoffman and a pair of Modern Baseball Area Committee selections, pitcher Jack Morris and shortstop Alan Trammell as inductees in the Class of 2018 on Sunday, July 29 in Cooperstown, New York. 

Guerrero will be the guest of honor at the Dr Pepper Hall of Fame Luncheon on Friday, August 3 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. He will be joined by fellow Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez and several of his teammates on the Rangers' first American League Championship team in 2010 at the luncheon. In addition, the Rangers will honor the legacy of another Hall of Famer, the club's first manager Ted Williams at the event. 

The Rangers will feature bobblehead giveaways for both Guerrero and Williams during that weekend's series with the Orioles.

The Hall of Fame Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the All You Can Eat Porch at Globe Life Park. Tickets are priced at $75 each, and the net proceeds will benefit the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Mission Arlington/Metroplex. Tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com/halloffame or by calling 817-622-7883. Other luncheon sponsors include FOX Sports Southwest, 105.3 The FAN, TXA21, and CBS11.

A number of special events will take place during the Rangers-Orioles series that weekend:

Friday, August 3 vs. Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
--Vladimir Guerrero will sign autographs in the New Era Alumni Alley, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
--Dr Pepper/Kroger Eric Nadel 40th Anniversary Microphone giveaway to first 15,000 fans. 
--T-Mobile Friday Fireworks.

Saturday, August 4 vs. Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
--Pre-game on-field ceremony to honor Vladimir Guerrero
--Allstate Vladimir Guerrero Hall of Fame Bobblehead giveaway to first 15,000 fans. 

Sunday, August 5 vs. Baltimore, 2:05 p.m.
--Sweet Baby Ray's Ted Williams 1st Rangers Manager Bobblehead giveaway to first 15,000 fans.
--Lonestar Post-Game Concert presented by Budweiser.
--Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday ($1, 13 & under).

Guerrero becomes the seventh player who wore a Texas Rangers uniform to be elected to the Hall of Fame, joining Ferguson Jenkins (1991), Gaylord Perry (1991), Nolan Ryan (1999), Rich Gossage (2008), Bert Blyleven (2011), and Ivan Rodriguez (2017). Ryan and Rodriguez are the Hall of Famers with Rangers caps adorning their plaques. Other Hall of Famers with Rangers connections are managers Ted Williams (1966) and Whitey Herzog (2010), and coach Nellie Fox (1987). Guerrero received 392 of the 422 votes submitted by qualifying BBWAA members for 92.9% as 75% (317 of 422) were needed for election. He had received 71.7% of the votes in 2017.

Signed as a free agent on January 11, 2010, Guerrero batted .300 with 29 home runs and a team high 115 RBI in 152 games for the 2010 American League champion Rangers. He ranked among the A.L. leaders in RBI (4th), total bases (9th, .294), home runs (T9th), hits (13th, 178), and slugging (13th, .496). Guerrero started 129 games as the designated hitter and 15 in right field. He was selected as the Edgar Martinez Designated Hitter of the Year with a .306 average, 25 homers, and 106 RBI in that role. Guerrero was also named the A.L. Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News. He became a free agent at the conclusion of that season and spent his final Major League campaign with Baltimore in 2011.

Guerrero had a .318 average with 449 homers and 1496 RBI in 2147 games with Montreal (1996-2003), The Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels (2004-09), Texas (2010), and Baltimore (2011). He was a 9-time All-Star and captured eight Silver Slugger Awards while winning the 2004 A.L. Most Valuable Player Award with the Angels.

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Texas Rangers trade RHP Deck McGuire to the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations or player to be named later

McGuire was designated for assignment on Monday

Kansas City, Missouri -- The Texas Rangers this evening announced that the club has traded right-handed pitcher Deck McGuire to the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

McGuire was designated for assignment by Texas on Monday. He had been awarded to Texas on a waiver claim from Toronto on June 15 and was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. McGuire allowed 5 runs in 1.2 innings of relief on June 16 vs. Fresno in his lone appearance for the Express.

Kansas City, Missouri -- The Texas Rangers this evening announced that the club has traded right-handed pitcher Deck McGuire to the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

McGuire was designated for assignment by Texas on Monday. He had been awarded to Texas on a waiver claim from Toronto on June 15 and was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. McGuire allowed 5 runs in 1.2 innings of relief on June 16 vs. Fresno in his lone appearance for the Express.

 

In the Toronto organization, he had no record and a 6.48 ERA in 4 relief appearances spanning 2 stints with the Blue Jays and was 4-2, 3.22 over 8 games/starts at Triple A Buffalo. McGuire has a 1-1 record with a 4.09 ERA (10 ER/22.0 IP) over 10 games/2 starts in the major leagues with the Reds (2017) and Blue Jays (2018).

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Rangers recall Bibens-Dirkx from Round Rock, option Méndez

Bibens-Dirkx is Rangers' scheduled starter for series finale Wednesday at Kansas City

Kansas City -- The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned left-handed pitcher Yohander Méndez to Round Rock.

Bibens-Dirkx is scheduled to start the series finale against the Royals on Wednesday at Kansas City. He had been scheduled to start for Round Rock tonight, as he last pitched on Thursday versus Sacramento (6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R-ER). He has made 2 starts for the Rangers this season, going 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA. Overall at Triple-A this season, he has a 2-3 record and a 4.47 ERA over 11 starts.

Kansas City -- The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned left-handed pitcher Yohander Méndez to Round Rock.

Bibens-Dirkx is scheduled to start the series finale against the Royals on Wednesday at Kansas City. He had been scheduled to start for Round Rock tonight, as he last pitched on Thursday versus Sacramento (6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R-ER). He has made 2 starts for the Rangers this season, going 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA. Overall at Triple-A this season, he has a 2-3 record and a 4.47 ERA over 11 starts.

Méndez has a 0-1 record and 14.73 ERA in 2 games/one start for the Rangers this season. He has spent the balance of the season at Round Rock, going 0-6 with a 5.26 ERA in 10 games/starts.

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Rangers activate SS Elvis Andrus from 60-day disabled list, recall RHP Ricardo Rodríguez from Round Rock

C Jose Trevino optioned to Double-A Frisco

The Texas Rangers today announced this afternoon the following roster moves ahead of tonight's series opener in Kansas City.
 
· SS Elvis Andrus activated from 60-day disabled list.
· RHP Ricardo Rodríguez (#68) recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
· C Jose Trevino optioned to Double-A Frisco.
 
The club will make another move to accommodate the addition of Elvis Andrus to the 40-man roster before tonight's first pitch. Outfielder Ryan Rua was optioned to Round Rock after yesterday's game against Colorado.
 
Andrus batted .327 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI over 14 games with Texas before going on the disabled list on April 13 (retroactive to April 12) with an olecranon fracture in his right elbow. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a Kenyan Middleton pitch while batting in the 9th inning of the Rangers' April 11 game against the Los Angeles Angels, which was Andrus' most recent appearance with Texas. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on May 2.
 
From his Major League debut for the Rangers on Opening Day in 2009 until his placement on the disabled list, Andrus had been inactive for just three of the Rangers' 1515 regular season and post-season games, May 17, 2016 on the MLB suspended list and July 5 & 7, 2017 on the MLB paternity list. Andrus went 1-for-24 with 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, and one run scored over 7 games on injury rehabilitation assignment with Frisco (5 games) and Round Rock (2 games). He was 0-for-2 with 2 walks in a start as the designated hitter for the Express yesterday vs. Fresno.
 
Rodríguez, 25, will be in his first big league stint this season. He began the year on the 60-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis before being recalled and optioned directly to Round Rock on May 29 following an injury rehabilitation assignment with Frisco (AA) and Round Rock. Over 12 relief appearances with Round Rock in 2018, he has no record with one save while allowing just one unearned run in 13.1 innings, compiling a 0.750 WHIP figure. Pacific Coast League opponents have batted .174 (8-46) with no extra base hits, 2 walks, and 12 strikeouts. His last outing was last Monday at Las Vegas (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 24 pitches/16 strikes).
 
Rodríguez made his major league debut with the Rangers last season, going 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA (9 ER/13.0 IP) in 16 relief appearances, last on September 30 versus Oakland. He had 4 relief outings for Texas this spring, none after March 6, going 1-1 while allowing 5 R-3 ER over 3.0 IP.
 
Trevino was recalled from Frisco on Friday and went 2-for-8 with 3 RBI in 3 games/one start in his first major league action. He hit a game-ending 2-run single in the 9th inning of yesterday's walk-off win over Colorado.
 
Rua batted .163 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI over 35 games spanning four stints with Texas this season: Opening Day-April 15, April 17-20, April 25-May 30, and June 16-17.

The Texas Rangers today announced this afternoon the following roster moves ahead of tonight's series opener in Kansas City.
 
· SS Elvis Andrus activated from 60-day disabled list.
· RHP Ricardo Rodríguez (#68) recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
· C Jose Trevino optioned to Double-A Frisco.
 
The club will make another move to accommodate the addition of Elvis Andrus to the 40-man roster before tonight's first pitch. Outfielder Ryan Rua was optioned to Round Rock after yesterday's game against Colorado.
 
Andrus batted .327 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI over 14 games with Texas before going on the disabled list on April 13 (retroactive to April 12) with an olecranon fracture in his right elbow. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a Kenyan Middleton pitch while batting in the 9th inning of the Rangers' April 11 game against the Los Angeles Angels, which was Andrus' most recent appearance with Texas. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on May 2.
 
From his Major League debut for the Rangers on Opening Day in 2009 until his placement on the disabled list, Andrus had been inactive for just three of the Rangers' 1515 regular season and post-season games, May 17, 2016 on the MLB suspended list and July 5 & 7, 2017 on the MLB paternity list. Andrus went 1-for-24 with 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, and one run scored over 7 games on injury rehabilitation assignment with Frisco (5 games) and Round Rock (2 games). He was 0-for-2 with 2 walks in a start as the designated hitter for the Express yesterday vs. Fresno.
 
Rodríguez, 25, will be in his first big league stint this season. He began the year on the 60-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis before being recalled and optioned directly to Round Rock on May 29 following an injury rehabilitation assignment with Frisco (AA) and Round Rock. Over 12 relief appearances with Round Rock in 2018, he has no record with one save while allowing just one unearned run in 13.1 innings, compiling a 0.750 WHIP figure. Pacific Coast League opponents have batted .174 (8-46) with no extra base hits, 2 walks, and 12 strikeouts. His last outing was last Monday at Las Vegas (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 24 pitches/16 strikes).
 
Rodríguez made his major league debut with the Rangers last season, going 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA (9 ER/13.0 IP) in 16 relief appearances, last on September 30 versus Oakland. He had 4 relief outings for Texas this spring, none after March 6, going 1-1 while allowing 5 R-3 ER over 3.0 IP.
 
Trevino was recalled from Frisco on Friday and went 2-for-8 with 3 RBI in 3 games/one start in his first major league action. He hit a game-ending 2-run single in the 9th inning of yesterday's walk-off win over Colorado.
 
Rua batted .163 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI over 35 games spanning four stints with Texas this season: Opening Day-April 15, April 17-20, April 25-May 30, and June 16-17.

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Rangers purchase contract of RHP Yovvani Gallardo,

Option LHP Brandon Mann to Round Rock

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo (#49 -- pronounced yoh-VAH-nee guy-YAHR-doh) from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned left-handed pitcher Brandon Mann to Round Rock. The team has also transferred right-handed pitcher Doug Fister from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list.
 
Gallardo, 32, is the scheduled starter for Sunday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies. He will be making a return to the Rangers for the first time since his lone season with the club in 2015, when he was a member of the rotation for the American League West division champions. The Fort Worth native signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on April 13 and posted a 2-1 record with a 3.81 ERA (21 ER/49.2 IP) in 10 games/starts for Round Rock this season. He began the year in the Milwaukee organization, but was released at the end of spring training on March 28 and signed with Cincinnati on March 31. Gallardo allowed 8 runs in 2.1 innings spanning 3 relief appearances with the Reds before he was designated for assignment on April 10.
 
Mann was recalled from Round Rock on Friday. He has no record and a 1.50 ERA (1 ER/6.0 IP) over 4 relief appearances spanning two stints with Texas this season (May 13-23, June 13-14) in his first career major league action.
 
Fister was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 10, retroactive to June 9, with a right knee strain. He has a 1-7 record with a 4.50 ERA (33 ER/66.0 IP) over 12 games/starts with Texas this season. The first date he would be eligible to return is August 8.
 
After today's transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the major league roster, along with 6 players on the 60-day disabled list.

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo (#49 -- pronounced yoh-VAH-nee guy-YAHR-doh) from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned left-handed pitcher Brandon Mann to Round Rock. The team has also transferred right-handed pitcher Doug Fister from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list.
 
Gallardo, 32, is the scheduled starter for Sunday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies. He will be making a return to the Rangers for the first time since his lone season with the club in 2015, when he was a member of the rotation for the American League West division champions. The Fort Worth native signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on April 13 and posted a 2-1 record with a 3.81 ERA (21 ER/49.2 IP) in 10 games/starts for Round Rock this season. He began the year in the Milwaukee organization, but was released at the end of spring training on March 28 and signed with Cincinnati on March 31. Gallardo allowed 8 runs in 2.1 innings spanning 3 relief appearances with the Reds before he was designated for assignment on April 10.
 
Mann was recalled from Round Rock on Friday. He has no record and a 1.50 ERA (1 ER/6.0 IP) over 4 relief appearances spanning two stints with Texas this season (May 13-23, June 13-14) in his first career major league action.
 
Fister was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 10, retroactive to June 9, with a right knee strain. He has a 1-7 record with a 4.50 ERA (33 ER/66.0 IP) over 12 games/starts with Texas this season. The first date he would be eligible to return is August 8.
 
After today's transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the major league roster, along with 6 players on the 60-day disabled list.

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Rangers purchase contract of RHP Yovani Gallardo, option LHP Brandon Mann to Round Rock

RHP Doug Fister transferred from 10-day to 60-day disabled list

Arlington, Texas -- The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo (#49 - pronounced yoh-VAH-nee guy-YAHR-doh) from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned left-handed pitcher Brandon Mann to Round Rock. The team has also transferred right-handed pitcher Doug Fister from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Gallardo, 32, is the scheduled starter for Sunday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies. He will be making a return to the Rangers for the first time since his lone season with the club in 2015, when he was a member of the rotation for the American League West division champions. The Fort Worth native signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on April 13 and posted a 2-1 record with a 3.81 ERA (21 ER/49.2 IP) in 10 games/starts for Round Rock this season. He began the year in the Milwaukee organization, but was released at the end of spring training on March 28 and signed with Cincinnati on March 31. Gallardo allowed 8 runs in 2.1 innings spanning 3 relief appearances with the Reds before he was designated for assignment on April 10.

Arlington, Texas -- The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo (#49 - pronounced yoh-VAH-nee guy-YAHR-doh) from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned left-handed pitcher Brandon Mann to Round Rock. The team has also transferred right-handed pitcher Doug Fister from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Gallardo, 32, is the scheduled starter for Sunday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies. He will be making a return to the Rangers for the first time since his lone season with the club in 2015, when he was a member of the rotation for the American League West division champions. The Fort Worth native signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on April 13 and posted a 2-1 record with a 3.81 ERA (21 ER/49.2 IP) in 10 games/starts for Round Rock this season. He began the year in the Milwaukee organization, but was released at the end of spring training on March 28 and signed with Cincinnati on March 31. Gallardo allowed 8 runs in 2.1 innings spanning 3 relief appearances with the Reds before he was designated for assignment on April 10.

Mann was recalled from Round Rock on Friday. He has no record and a 1.50 ERA (1 ER/6.0 IP) over 4 relief appearances spanning two stints with Texas this season (May 13-23, June 13-14) in his first career major league action.

Fister was placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 10, retroactive to June 9, with a right knee strain. He has a 1-7 record with a 4.50 ERA (33 ER/66.0 IP) over 12 games/starts with Texas this season. The first date he would be eligible to return is August 8.

After today's transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the major league roster, along with 6 players on the 60-day disabled list.

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Rangers place RHP Matt Bush and RHP Chris Martin on 10-day disabled list, recall LHP Yohander Méndez, LHP Brandon Mann, and C Jose Trevino

Club receives RHP Deck McGuire from Toronto on waiver claim, Martin Pérez transferred to 60-day DL; Chirinos to serve one-game MLB suspension on Friday night

The Texas Rangers today announced several roster moves ahead of Friday night's series opener against the Colorado Rockies at Globe Life Park in Arlington:
 
· RHP Matt Bush placed on 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a right elbow strain.
· RHP Chris Martin placed on 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, with a right calf strain.
· LHP Yohander Méndez (#65) recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
· LHP Brandon Mann (#52) recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
· C Jose Trevino (#71 - pronounced treh-VEEN-yo) recalled from Double-A Frisco.
· RHP Deck McGuire received from Toronto Blue Jays on waiver claim and optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
· LHP Martin Pérez transferred from 10-day to 60-day disabled list.
 
Bush took the loss in his last outing on Wednesday at Los Angeles-NL when the game ended on his own throwing error in the 11th inning. He has no record and a 4.70 ERA (12 ER/23.0 IP) spanning 21 relief appearances over 2 stints with the Rangers this season: Opening Day-April 24 and May 21-current. The first date he would be eligible to return is June 24.
 
Méndez is scheduled to make his first big league start in tonight's game against the Rockies. He will be in his second stint with the Rangers this season, as he made his lone major league appearance in 2018 during his first stint from May 3-12. Méndez has spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Round Rock, going 0-6 with a 5.26 ERA (30 ER/51.1 IP) in 10 games/starts. At 23 years old, he will be the 4th-youngest left-hander to start for the Rangers since 2005.
 
Mann will be in his second stint with the Rangers after making his major league debut during his first stint from May 13-23. He has posted 5.0 shutout innings over his first 3 MLB outings, becoming the first Texas pitcher to open a career with at least 3 straight relief outings of 1.2+ scoreless innings since Jeff Zimmerman (5) in 1999. Mann has spent most of 2018 with Round Rock, going 1-0 with a 1.85 ERA (5 ER/24.1 IP) in 19 games/one start.
 
Martin has a 1-1 record with a 3.92 ERA (9 ER/20.2 IP) in 23 relief appearances for the Rangers this season. This will be his second disabled list stint of the year, as he was also on the DL from May 2-19 with right forearm irritation. The first date he would be eligible to return is June 22.
 
Trevino, 25, will be seeking his major league debut. The Corpus Christi native has batted .233 (42-180) with 3 home runs and 16 RBI over 45 games with Frisco this season. The club's sixth round selection in the 2014 June draft, Trevino has won Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Awards as the top defensive catcher in the minor leagues for two straight seasons (2016-17) and was the Rangers 2017 Minor League Defender of the Year.
 
McGuire, who turns 29 on June 23, has spent the year in the Toronto organization, including no record and a 6.48 ERA (6 ER/8.1 IP) in 4 relief appearances spanning 2 stints with the Blue Jays this season: May 13-15 and May 18-24. He was designated for assignment on June 9. He has spent the bulk of the season with Buffalo, posted a 4-2 record and 3.22 ERA (16 ER/44.2 IP) over 8 games/starts, holding International League opponents to a .210 (33-157) batting average with 19 walks and 40 strikeouts. A first round pick (11th overall) by Toronto in the 2010 June draft, McGuire has a 1-1 record with a 4.09 ERA (10 ER/22.0 IP) over 10 games/2 starts in the major leagues with the Reds (2017) and Blue Jays (2018).
 
Pérez was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 30 with right elbow discomfort, and the first date he would be eligible to return is now June 29. He has a 2-3 record and 9.67 ERA over 5 starts with the Rangers this season, last pitching on April 29 at Toronto. Pérez underwent arthroscopic surgery on December 18, 2017 to repair a broken right radial head in his right (non-throwing) elbow.
 
After today's transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the major league roster, along with 5 players on the 60-day disabled list.
 
CHIRINOS TO SERVE MLB SUSPENSION TONIGHT: C Robinson Chirinos has received a one-game suspension from Major League Baseball following his involvement in an on-field altercation during the Rangers' game on Wednesday at Los Angeles-NL. Chirinos will serve the suspension during tonight's game against the Rockies, as the Rangers will have 24 active players this evening.
 

The Texas Rangers today announced several roster moves ahead of Friday night's series opener against the Colorado Rockies at Globe Life Park in Arlington:
 
· RHP Matt Bush placed on 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a right elbow strain.
· RHP Chris Martin placed on 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, with a right calf strain.
· LHP Yohander Méndez (#65) recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
· LHP Brandon Mann (#52) recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
· C Jose Trevino (#71 - pronounced treh-VEEN-yo) recalled from Double-A Frisco.
· RHP Deck McGuire received from Toronto Blue Jays on waiver claim and optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
· LHP Martin Pérez transferred from 10-day to 60-day disabled list.
 
Bush took the loss in his last outing on Wednesday at Los Angeles-NL when the game ended on his own throwing error in the 11th inning. He has no record and a 4.70 ERA (12 ER/23.0 IP) spanning 21 relief appearances over 2 stints with the Rangers this season: Opening Day-April 24 and May 21-current. The first date he would be eligible to return is June 24.
 
Méndez is scheduled to make his first big league start in tonight's game against the Rockies. He will be in his second stint with the Rangers this season, as he made his lone major league appearance in 2018 during his first stint from May 3-12. Méndez has spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Round Rock, going 0-6 with a 5.26 ERA (30 ER/51.1 IP) in 10 games/starts. At 23 years old, he will be the 4th-youngest left-hander to start for the Rangers since 2005.
 
Mann will be in his second stint with the Rangers after making his major league debut during his first stint from May 13-23. He has posted 5.0 shutout innings over his first 3 MLB outings, becoming the first Texas pitcher to open a career with at least 3 straight relief outings of 1.2+ scoreless innings since Jeff Zimmerman (5) in 1999. Mann has spent most of 2018 with Round Rock, going 1-0 with a 1.85 ERA (5 ER/24.1 IP) in 19 games/one start.
 
Martin has a 1-1 record with a 3.92 ERA (9 ER/20.2 IP) in 23 relief appearances for the Rangers this season. This will be his second disabled list stint of the year, as he was also on the DL from May 2-19 with right forearm irritation. The first date he would be eligible to return is June 22.
 
Trevino, 25, will be seeking his major league debut. The Corpus Christi native has batted .233 (42-180) with 3 home runs and 16 RBI over 45 games with Frisco this season. The club's sixth round selection in the 2014 June draft, Trevino has won Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Awards as the top defensive catcher in the minor leagues for two straight seasons (2016-17) and was the Rangers 2017 Minor League Defender of the Year.
 
McGuire, who turns 29 on June 23, has spent the year in the Toronto organization, including no record and a 6.48 ERA (6 ER/8.1 IP) in 4 relief appearances spanning 2 stints with the Blue Jays this season: May 13-15 and May 18-24. He was designated for assignment on June 9. He has spent the bulk of the season with Buffalo, posted a 4-2 record and 3.22 ERA (16 ER/44.2 IP) over 8 games/starts, holding International League opponents to a .210 (33-157) batting average with 19 walks and 40 strikeouts. A first round pick (11th overall) by Toronto in the 2010 June draft, McGuire has a 1-1 record with a 4.09 ERA (10 ER/22.0 IP) over 10 games/2 starts in the major leagues with the Reds (2017) and Blue Jays (2018).
 
Pérez was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 30 with right elbow discomfort, and the first date he would be eligible to return is now June 29. He has a 2-3 record and 9.67 ERA over 5 starts with the Rangers this season, last pitching on April 29 at Toronto. Pérez underwent arthroscopic surgery on December 18, 2017 to repair a broken right radial head in his right (non-throwing) elbow.
 
After today's transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the major league roster, along with 5 players on the 60-day disabled list.
 
CHIRINOS TO SERVE MLB SUSPENSION TONIGHT: C Robinson Chirinos has received a one-game suspension from Major League Baseball following his involvement in an on-field altercation during the Rangers' game on Wednesday at Los Angeles-NL. Chirinos will serve the suspension during tonight's game against the Rockies, as the Rangers will have 24 active players this evening.
 

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Academy notebook

Summer camps underway; Academy participant awaits news on Pitch, Hit & Run

Regular participants at the Texas Rangers Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota showcased their talents at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Saturday, June 9 as part of the Team Championship round of the Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition.
 
Amaad Garrett, of Desoto, Texas, emerged the Team Champion for 11/12 baseball. Now Garrett waits to see if his scores will be among the top three from amongst the winners from the Team Championship winners for his division hosted by all 30 clubs. If so, he will advance to competition at MLB All-Star Week.
 
Winners advancing to All-Star Week will be announced later in the month after each MLB team has hosted the Team Championship round for its market.
 
Garrett, along with Paisley Needham, of Celina, Texas, (11/12 softball) and Natalie Perez, of Irving, Texas, (13/14 softball), advanced to the Team Championships after being All-Around Champions for their respective divisions in the Sectional Round of the competition hosted at the Academy in May.
 
Needham finished second in her division, while Perez finished third. 
 
Summer Camp Kick Off
 
Summer camps kicked off at the Academy on Monday, June 11, with 313 campers in attendance.
 
The free, five-week program runs through Thursday, July 12. Activities will take place Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., with no camp on July 4. 
 
Baseball and softball players, ages 7 to 18, have the opportunity to work on hitting, fielding, defensive strategies, throwing, and all aspects of their sport with member of the Academy coaching staff.
 
Registration is available at https://texasrangersya.leagueapps.com/camps.
 
Programming will occur rain or shine, with all activities relocating to the indoor space in the event of weather issues.
 
RBI Scheduling
 
There are currently 350 players in the RBI League baseball and softball program at the Academy, including 20 teams. The Jr. Division (15U) consists of three teams, the Senior Division (18U) has seven teams, and Softball 18U includes 10 teams. 
 
The current schedule for upcoming contests to be hosted at the Academy is below. Please note that the RBI schedule is subject to change.

6/16 -- 9:00 AM -- Mercy Street vs. Lancaster -- Oates Field -- Junior Div. (15U)
6/16 -- 11:30 AM -- Lancaster vs. Generals -- Oates Field -- Junior Div. (15U)
6/16 -- 2:00 PM -- Mercy Street vs. Generals -- Oates Field -- Junior Div. (15U)
6/16 -- 9:00 AM -- Cougars vs. Mercy Street -- Field of Dreams -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 11:30 AM -- Patriots vs. Academy -- Field of Dreams -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 2:00 PM -- Bears vs. Vikings -- Field of Dreams -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 9:00 AM -- West Dallas A's vs. Wildcats -- Kershaw's Challenge Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 9:00 AM -- Timberwolves vs. Bulldogs -- Josh Hamilton Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 11:30 AM -- Raiders vs. Longhorns -- Kershaw's Challenge Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 11:30 AM -- Spartans vs. Leopards -- Josh Hamilton Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 2:00 PM -- West Dallas A's vs. Gators -- Kershaw's Challenge Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/19 -- 7:00 PM -- TBA vs. Cougars -- Oates Field -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/19 -- 7:00 PM -- Vikings vs. Bears -- Field of Dreams -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/19 -- 7:00 PM -- Leopards vs. Raiders -- Kershaw's Challenge Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/19 -- 7:00 PM -- Longhorns vs. Panthers -- Josh Hamilton Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/20 -- 7:00 PM -- Lancaster vs. Mercy Street -- Oates Field -- Junior Div. (15U)
6/20 -- 7:00 PM -- Wildcats vs. Timberwolves -- Josh Hamilton Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
 
For games played at Oates Field, the address is 2303 Bickers St., Dallas, TX, 75212. Parking is available behind the building.

Regular participants at the Texas Rangers Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex Presented by Toyota showcased their talents at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Saturday, June 9 as part of the Team Championship round of the Scotts MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition.
 
Amaad Garrett, of Desoto, Texas, emerged the Team Champion for 11/12 baseball. Now Garrett waits to see if his scores will be among the top three from amongst the winners from the Team Championship winners for his division hosted by all 30 clubs. If so, he will advance to competition at MLB All-Star Week.
 
Winners advancing to All-Star Week will be announced later in the month after each MLB team has hosted the Team Championship round for its market.
 
Garrett, along with Paisley Needham, of Celina, Texas, (11/12 softball) and Natalie Perez, of Irving, Texas, (13/14 softball), advanced to the Team Championships after being All-Around Champions for their respective divisions in the Sectional Round of the competition hosted at the Academy in May.
 
Needham finished second in her division, while Perez finished third. 
 
Summer Camp Kick Off
 
Summer camps kicked off at the Academy on Monday, June 11, with 313 campers in attendance.
 
The free, five-week program runs through Thursday, July 12. Activities will take place Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., with no camp on July 4. 
 
Baseball and softball players, ages 7 to 18, have the opportunity to work on hitting, fielding, defensive strategies, throwing, and all aspects of their sport with member of the Academy coaching staff.
 
Registration is available at https://texasrangersya.leagueapps.com/camps.
 
Programming will occur rain or shine, with all activities relocating to the indoor space in the event of weather issues.
 
RBI Scheduling
 
There are currently 350 players in the RBI League baseball and softball program at the Academy, including 20 teams. The Jr. Division (15U) consists of three teams, the Senior Division (18U) has seven teams, and Softball 18U includes 10 teams. 
 
The current schedule for upcoming contests to be hosted at the Academy is below. Please note that the RBI schedule is subject to change.

6/16 -- 9:00 AM -- Mercy Street vs. Lancaster -- Oates Field -- Junior Div. (15U)
6/16 -- 11:30 AM -- Lancaster vs. Generals -- Oates Field -- Junior Div. (15U)
6/16 -- 2:00 PM -- Mercy Street vs. Generals -- Oates Field -- Junior Div. (15U)
6/16 -- 9:00 AM -- Cougars vs. Mercy Street -- Field of Dreams -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 11:30 AM -- Patriots vs. Academy -- Field of Dreams -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 2:00 PM -- Bears vs. Vikings -- Field of Dreams -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 9:00 AM -- West Dallas A's vs. Wildcats -- Kershaw's Challenge Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 9:00 AM -- Timberwolves vs. Bulldogs -- Josh Hamilton Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 11:30 AM -- Raiders vs. Longhorns -- Kershaw's Challenge Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 11:30 AM -- Spartans vs. Leopards -- Josh Hamilton Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/16 -- 2:00 PM -- West Dallas A's vs. Gators -- Kershaw's Challenge Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/19 -- 7:00 PM -- TBA vs. Cougars -- Oates Field -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/19 -- 7:00 PM -- Vikings vs. Bears -- Field of Dreams -- Senior Div. (18U)
6/19 -- 7:00 PM -- Leopards vs. Raiders -- Kershaw's Challenge Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/19 -- 7:00 PM -- Longhorns vs. Panthers -- Josh Hamilton Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
6/20 -- 7:00 PM -- Lancaster vs. Mercy Street -- Oates Field -- Junior Div. (15U)
6/20 -- 7:00 PM -- Wildcats vs. Timberwolves -- Josh Hamilton Field -- Softball Div. (18U)
 
For games played at Oates Field, the address is 2303 Bickers St., Dallas, TX, 75212. Parking is available behind the building.

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Texas Rangers sign 14 players selected in 2018 MLB Draft

The Texas Rangers today also announced the signing of 14 more players selected in last week's 2018 MLB Draft:

6 Sean Chandler, RHP Iowa Western CC/Bellevue, NE
7 Tim Brennan, RHP St. Joseph's (PA) University/Philadelphia, PA
9 Chandler Sanburn, RHP Wichita St. University/Avon, IN
11 Billy Layne, Jr. Seton Hall University/Cliffwood Beach, NJ
13 Kenen Irizarry, SS Aurea E Quiles H.S./Guanica, PR
17 Scott Kapers, C Valparaiso University/Schererville, IN
22 Frainyer Chavez, SS Midland College/Little Elm, TX
24 Troy Dixon, OF Samford University/Mobile, AL
26 David Lebron, RHP University of Tampa/Homestead, FL
29 Glen Richardson, RHP Sinclair Community College/North Canton, OH
33 Reynaldo Pichardo, C Dawson (MT) Community College/Miami, FL
34 Noah Burkholder, RHP Waubonsee (IL) Community Coll./Crown Point, IN
35 Tyler Depreta-Johnson, SS Houston Baptist Univ./Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
40 Cole Uvila, RHP Georgia Gwinnett College/Port Angeles, WA
Round Player/Position School/Hometown

All of the signees have reported to the Rangers' complex in Arizona. Of the 40 players selected in the draft, 19 are now under contract.

The Texas Rangers today also announced the signing of 14 more players selected in last week's 2018 MLB Draft:

6 Sean Chandler, RHP Iowa Western CC/Bellevue, NE
7 Tim Brennan, RHP St. Joseph's (PA) University/Philadelphia, PA
9 Chandler Sanburn, RHP Wichita St. University/Avon, IN
11 Billy Layne, Jr. Seton Hall University/Cliffwood Beach, NJ
13 Kenen Irizarry, SS Aurea E Quiles H.S./Guanica, PR
17 Scott Kapers, C Valparaiso University/Schererville, IN
22 Frainyer Chavez, SS Midland College/Little Elm, TX
24 Troy Dixon, OF Samford University/Mobile, AL
26 David Lebron, RHP University of Tampa/Homestead, FL
29 Glen Richardson, RHP Sinclair Community College/North Canton, OH
33 Reynaldo Pichardo, C Dawson (MT) Community College/Miami, FL
34 Noah Burkholder, RHP Waubonsee (IL) Community Coll./Crown Point, IN
35 Tyler Depreta-Johnson, SS Houston Baptist Univ./Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
40 Cole Uvila, RHP Georgia Gwinnett College/Port Angeles, WA
Round Player/Position School/Hometown

All of the signees have reported to the Rangers' complex in Arizona. Of the 40 players selected in the draft, 19 are now under contract.

Texas also signed three undrafted free agents: LHP Braden Pearson from Texas State University; RHP Zach Reeg from Augustana (IL) College; and LHP Erne Valdes from St. Thomas (FL) University. All three players have reported to Arizona.

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Texas Rangers option infielder Hanser Alberto to Round Rock

Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers today announced that infielder Hanser Alberto has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.

Texas will make a corresponding roster move on Friday, when left-handed pitcher Yohander Mendez will be recalled from Round Rock to make his first major league start against the Colorado Rockies.

Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers today announced that infielder Hanser Alberto has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.

Texas will make a corresponding roster move on Friday, when left-handed pitcher Yohander Mendez will be recalled from Round Rock to make his first major league start against the Colorado Rockies.

Alberto was recalled from Round Rock on June 10 and was 0-for-3 in two games. Overall, Alberto is 1-for-11 in five games over two stints with the Rangers in 2018.

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Rangers to host Rockies during 3-game homestand, June 15-17

Army Appreciation Night; Adrian Beltre bobblehead & reversible bucket hat giveaways highlight homestand

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers will be back in Arlington on Friday, June 15, for an interleague series against the Colorado Rockies at Globe Life Park.

The weekend series features a 7:05 p.m. contest on Friday, June 15; a 3:05 game on Saturday, June 16; and concludes with a 2:05 p.m. matchup on Sunday, June 17.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers will be back in Arlington on Friday, June 15, for an interleague series against the Colorado Rockies at Globe Life Park.

The weekend series features a 7:05 p.m. contest on Friday, June 15; a 3:05 game on Saturday, June 16; and concludes with a 2:05 p.m. matchup on Sunday, June 17.

On Friday, the Rangers will honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Army with Army Appreciation Night.

Colonel T. Glenn Moore, whose distinguished military career spanned over 28 years and included over 2,000 hours flight time as a Chinook pilot, will throw out an honorary first pitch as part of the night's pre-game ceremonies.

During this season's series of Military Appreciation Nights, the Rangers honored the Marines on May 21. The schedule also includes nights for Special Operations Forces on June 27, the Navy on July 3, the Air Force on July 4, and the Coast Guard on August 16. On each of those dates, a Rangers cap themed to honor that branch of the military, will be available with the Theme Night ticket. Theme Night tickets must be purchased by visiting texasrangers.com/themenights, and a limited number of caps are available.

Friday also marks another installment of Texas Rangers FOX Sports Southwest University Days, as Texas A&M takes its turn in the spotlight. Fans can purchase tickets for Texas A&M UDays at texasrangers.com/udays and arrive early to receive a special edition, Rangers cap themed in Aggie colors. The hats are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Following the contest, T-Mobile Friday Fireworks will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Grease".

On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Dr Pepper/Albertsons Adrian Beltre Best Friends Bobblehead. The giveaway is the first in a series of two, with the Elvis Andrus portion on the calendar for Saturday, July 21.

The homestand concludes Sunday, when the first 15,000 fans will receive FSSW/Southwest Airlines Rangers Reversible Bucket Hats.

Sunday is also another Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday, with $1 ice cream for those 13 and younger.

With All-Star voting officially underway, fans can submit their ballots at the voting station behind section 30 on the main concourse through the sixth inning of each home game. Fans who submit the maximum five ballots will receive a Texas Rangers gift.

Tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Globe Life Park in Arlington ticket office.

Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:

Friday, June 15 vs. Colorado Rockies - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW
• New Era Alumni Alley-pitcher John Burkett, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
• Army Appreciation Night
• Texas A&M UDays
• First Pitch by Charean Williams, winner of the Dick McCann Award from the Professional Football Writers of America, who will be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, and a Texas A&M graduate
• First Pitch by Colonel T. Glenn Moore, for Army Appreciation Night
• National Anthem and God Bless America performed by SSGT Randy Holmes
• T-Mobile Friday Fireworks set to "Grease" 40th Anniversary

Saturday, June 16 vs. Colorado Rockies - 3:05 p.m. - FSSW
Gates Open at 1:30 p.m.
• New Era Alumni Alley-INF/OF Jerry Browne, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
• Dr Pepper/Albertsons Adrian Beltre Best Friends Bobblehead (first 15,000)
• National Anthem and God Bless America performed by Tommy Ray Williams

Sunday, June 17 vs. Colorado Rockies - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW
Gates Open at 12:30 p.m.
• Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and younger)
• FSSW/Southwest Airlines Rangers Reversible Bucket Hat (first 15,000)
• National Anthem and God Bless America performed by Luke Chacko

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Rangers sign top five picks from 2018 Major League Baseball Draft

All five players will report to Rangers' complex in Surprise, Arizona

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed its top five selections in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, which took place June 4-6.

That list is headed by the first round selection and 15th overall pick, right-handed pitcher Cole Winn from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California.

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed its top five selections in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, which took place June 4-6.

That list is headed by the first round selection and 15th overall pick, right-handed pitcher Cole Winn from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California.

Also signing are right-handed pitcher Owen White (2nd round), shortstop Jonathan Ornelas (3rd round), right-handed pitcher Mason Englert (4th round), and shortstop Jayce Easley (5th round).

All five players will report to the Rangers' complex in Surprise, Arizona on Wednesday.

Texas selected the 18-year-old Winn out of Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California, where the right-hander was 8-2 with a 0.20 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 70 innings. Winn earned Gatorade's California High School Player of the Year award, marking the second straight year for him to claim the honor, as he was named Gatorade's 2017 Colorado High School Player of the Year at Silver Creek High School near Denver. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder was rated as the 9th-best prospect (MLB.com) and the 10th-best prospect (Baseball America) in this year's Draft.  He was also tabbedBaseball America's top prospect in Southern California.

White was the organization's second selection (55th overall) out of Jesse C. Carson High School in China Grove, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound White was named 2018 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year after finishing this season with a 10-1 record and a 0.22 ERA with 101 strikeouts in 63.2 innings. White was rated as the 2nd-best high school prospect in North Carolina and 59th-best prospect overall in this year's Draft by Baseball America. White also played football and basketball for the Cougars.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Ornelas was selected 5A co-Player of the Year by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association this season, batting .464 with 6 home runs and 31 RBI in 29 games at Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale, Arizona. Ornelas and played for a Kellis squad that won the 5A state title in 2017, the school's first-ever state baseball championship. The right-handed batter and thrower was ranked as the second-best infield prospect in Arizona by Baseball America.

Englert was 14-2 with a 0.57 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 98.1 innings this season for Forney High School, leading the Jackrabbits to the state championship game. In the state semifinals last Thursday at Round Rock, Englert tossed a complete-game victory over Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial. Earlier this season, Englert set a Texas High School state record with a 55.1-inning scoreless streak, passing former Ranger David Clyde, who had a 55.0-inning scoreless streak for Houston Westchester in 1972-73.

The switch-hitting Easley, who turns 19 on August 2, batted .400/.562/.611/1.173 (36-90) with a home run, 8 doubles, 4 triples, 21 RBI, 45 runs, and 27 BB/14 SO in 32 games for Sandra Day O'Connor HS in Phoenix. Jayce is the son of former big league infielder Damion Easley, who once had 6 hits in a 9-inning game at Globe Life Park while with the Detroit Tigers (8/8/01). His older brother, Nate, was selected by San Diego in the 23rd round of the 2016 June Draft and is currently with High-A Lake Elsinore in the California League.

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