Arlington, Texas—The 2016 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by AT&T will take place this Saturday,
January 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Admission to the 2016 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by AT&T 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 8:45
a.m. for fans to enter Fan Fest. Parking at Globe Life Park is free for the event.
Highlights of the 2016 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by AT&T:
–Interactive Question & Answer sessions with Rangers executives, players and announcers in the Rangers
Hall of Fame (1st floor)
–On-field events to include running the bases and photo opportunities (weather permitting).
–Pitching, hitting, and fielding clinics conducted by Rangers coaches and alumni
–Free tours of the Rangers clubhouse and dugout
— Free play and interaction/autographs with Rangers Captain in the Rangers Kids Zone
–Photo stage with current and former Rangers players
–Rangers Baseball Foundation Sale
–Food and beverages on sale at The Short Stop Grill, Captain Morgan Club, and other Ballpark concession
–Merchandise on sale at Ballpark Gift Shop locations.
In addition, 2016 Texas Rangers season ticket and mini-plan packages will be on sale. The Rangers will offer
a special opportunity to purchase 2016 individual tickets for 2016 home games except opening day for all fans
attending 2016 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by AT&T at Globe Life Park.
2016 Fan Fest Presented by AT&T will feature autograph sessions with current Texas Rangers players and
coaches with individuals signing in the Capital One Club, Hyundai Club, Jack Daniels Club, and Texas
Rangers Hall of Fame (3rd floor). Autograph sessions are scheduled at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12 noon, 1:00
p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
2016 FAN FEST AUTOGRAPH GUIDELINES
*There will be six designated autograph sessions on Saturday where the first 5,000 fans in attendance
at Fan Fest are eligible to receive a winning autograph card, which can be found in the center of the
event program. Potential winning Fan Fest programs will not be distributed with less than one hour remaining
prior to each designated autograph session.
10:00 a.m.—Adrian Beltre
10:00 a.m.—Cole Hamels
11:00 a.m.—Prince Fielder
1:00 p.m.—Ivan Rodriguez
2:00 p.m.—Elvis Andrus
3:00 p.m.—Josh Hamilton
*All other Fan Fest autograph times will be available on an insert within the Fan Fest program handed out at
*Entrance to the designated line will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals who use
wheelchairs must adhere to the same first-come, first-served process as all other fans.
*When lines are at the designated capacity, an “END OF LINE” sign will be posted and no further guests will
be allowed to enter the line.
*Players will sign approximately 225 autographs per session. Players will not sign beyond their allotted time.
*Prior to the 2016 Fan Fest, Fast Passes were sold online at texasrangers.com. Up to 75 guests will have the
opportunity to skip to the front of each autograph session.
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 Signing Autographs: Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre, Lewis Brinson, Robinson Chirinos, Shin-Soo
Choo, Delino DeShields, Sam Dyson, Prince Fielder, Sam Freeman, Chris Gimenez, Alex “Chi Chi” Gonzalez,
Cole Hamels, Josh Hamilton, Derek Holland, Ariel Jurado, Colby Lewis, Nick Martinez, Nomar Mazara, Mitch
Moreland, Rougned Odor, Jurickson Profar, Ivan Rodriguez, Ryan Rua, Dillon Tate, Shawn Tolleson.
Individuals Participating in Question and Answer Sessions: Elvis Andrus, Jeff Banister, Jon Daniels,
Prince Fielder, Cole Hamels, Rangers TV/Radio Announcers.
Individuals Participating in Clinics: Tony Beasley/Steve Buechele (infield/baserunning); Anthony Iapoce
(hitting); Doug Brocail/Brad Holman (pitching); Jose Vazquez (strength and conditioning).
Rangers Alumni/Coaches/Broadcasters Signing Autographs: Mike Adams, Tony Beasley, Steve
Buechele, Rusty Greer, Tom Grieve, Toby Harrah, Bobby Jones, Kevin Mench, Darren Oliver, Dean Palmer,
2016 TEXAS RANGERS SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
(All Times Mountain Except Where Noted)
DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME
Wednesday, March 2 Kansas City Royals (charity game) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 3 Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 4 Los Angeles Dodgers Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 San Francisco Giants (ss) Scottsdale 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 Seattle Mariners Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 7 San Francisco Giants Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8 Oakland A’s Mesa (Hohokam) 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9 Cincinnati Reds Goodyear 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 10 Chicago White Sox (ss) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 11 Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 Oakland A’s Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 14 Cleveland Indians Goodyear 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15 Cleveland Indians Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16 Open Date
Thursday, March 17 Milwaukee Brewers Surprise Stadium 6:05 p.m.
Friday, March 18 Seattle Mariners Peoria 1:05 p.m.
Kansas City Royals (ss) Alamodome, San Antonio 7:05 p.m. CT
Saturday, March 19 Arizona Diamondbacks Salt River Fields 1:05 p.m.
Kansas City Royals (ss) Alamodome, San Antonio 2:05 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 20 Los Angeles Angels Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 21 Colorado Rockies Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22 San Diego Padres Peoria 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23 Chicago Cubs Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 24 Cincinnati Reds Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Oakland A’s Mesa (Hohokam) 7:05 p.m.
Friday, March 25 San Diego Padres Surprise Stadium 6:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 Colorado Rockies Salt River Fields 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 28 Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29 Chicago White Sox Glendale 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30 Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium 12:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 31 Open Date
Friday, April 1 Cleveland Indians Globe Life Park in Arlington 7:05 p.m. CT
Saturday, April 2 Cleveland Indians Globe Life Park in Arlington 1:05 p.m. CT
Home Games in Bold ss-split squad
NOTE: Surprise is one hour behind Texas time through March 12 and two hours behind beginning March 13
Cactus League Home Games Played at Surprise Stadium/Billy Parker Field, Surprise, AZ
Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced the club’s 2016 coaching staff with the following transactions:
· Doug Brocail hired as pitching coach
· Anthony Iapoce (pronounced eye-uh-poh-SEE) hired as hitting coach
· Brad Holman (pronounced HOLE-muhn) promoted to bullpen coach
· Justin Mashore (pronounced MAY-shore) promoted to assistant hitting coach
· Bobby Jones named replay coordinator
Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis had surgery on Friday to clean up his torn meniscus in his left knee. Lewis had pitched with it for much of the second half of the season.
General manager Jon Daniels admitted that third baseman Adrian Beltre has a torn ligament in his left thumb. Surgery is a distinct possibility but a final decision has not been made.
Catcher Chris Gimenez has cleanup surgery on his right shoulder and Carlos Corporan had surgery on his left thumb.
Daniels said the Rangers have interest in re-signing Mike Napoli as the Rangers need right-handed hitting
The Rangers are planning to offer Yovani Gallardo a $15.8 million qualifying offer.
Arlington, Texas—The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has invited six members of manager Jeff Banister’s major league coaching staff to return in 2016.
It was also announced that bullpen coach Andy Hawkins and hitting coach Dave Magadan will not return in 2016. Hawkins informed the club that he is resigning to pursue opportunities with other teams. Magadan and the Rangers made a mutual decision that he would leave the organization to seek opportunities in baseball closer to his home in Florida.
Members of the coaching staff invited to return in 2016 are third base coach Tony Beasley, bench coach Steve Buechele, assistant hitting coach Bobby Jones, pitching coach Mike Maddux, first base coach Hector Ortiz, and field coordinator Jayce Tingler.
Hawkins was the longest tenured coach on the major league staff as he was promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma to become the Rangers’ pitching coach on August 1, 2008. He has served as the bullpen coach since the beginning of the 2009 season and has been in the organization for 14 of the last 15 years beginning in 2001. Magadan has spent the last three years as Texas’ hitting coach after previous stints in that role with San Diego (2003-06) and Boston (2007-12).
INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11– 2015 ALDS GAME 3 VERSUS TORONTO
AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON—7:07 P.M. CDT
Arlington, Texas—Ticket, parking, and other pertinent information for Sunday, October 11, when the Texas Rangers host the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the 2015 ALDS at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Game time is 7:07 p.m. CDT.
TICKET UPDATE: Game 3 on Sunday is a complete sellout. There are approximately 500 reserved seats remaining for a potential Game 4 on Monday. Fans may purchase up to 12 tickets for Monday’s game at texasrangers.com, by calling 972-RANGERS, or at the Globe Life Park in Arlington first base box office.
SECURITY AND EARLY ARRIVIAL: Fans are strongly encouraged to enter Globe Life Park early. As part of Major League Baseball’s initiative to standardize security procedure at all 30 Major League parks, all visitors are required to be screened via metal detectors before entering Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Gates will open at 4:00 p.m., and fans are encouraged to budget extra time for arrival and entry to Globe Life Park. Please keep in mind that the Cowboys game will kick-off at AT&T Stadium at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday. As such, please plan for additional traffic when traveling to Globe Life Park.
PARKING: Rangers parking lots will open at 2:00 p.m. and additional parking will be available for purchase at Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor. Due to the high volume of fans expected to attend the game on Sunday, we suggest guests carpool with friends and family when possible.
In order to make as many parking spaces available for fans as possible, all fans will be asked to show their tickets to the attendant as they arrive at the parking lot entrance. Please make every effort possible to have your tickets ready when you arrive on Sunday. The First Base Box Office will open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 11.
Globe Life Park Parking Options:
General parking in Globe Life Park lots is priced at $15 per vehicle. Please reference com/directions to plan your arrival.
Lexus Valet Parking is available on all four sides of Globe Life Park. Please note that valet parking reaches capacity quickly in Postseason. Please plan on arriving early if you wish to utilize this service. Lexus Valet Parking is available for $40 per vehicle. Space permitting, Lexus Valet Parking is complimentary to current sales or service customers of the Dallas-Fort Worth Lexus Dealers. If you are a current DFW Lexus sales or service customer, you will have a sticker indicating this on your windshield. Please see your DFW Lexus dealer for details.
Know Before You Go – Get real-time updates on the availability of Lexus Valet spaces at Globe Life Park when you follow @RangersInfo on Twitter on your smart phone or visit texasrangers.com/valet before you arrive at Globe Life Park. You can also receive an update by texting LEXUSVALET to 76432.
TAILGATING POLICY: Please remember that parking spaces are designated for vehicles in order to accommodate as many fans wishing to park as possible. Tailgate parties are permitted in the parking lots of Globe Life Park in Arlington provided the festivities do not interfere with normal parking procedures or extend into additional spaces.
DEPARTURE: I-30 Connections to the West: The first Westbound I-30 on-ramp after exiting Globe Life Park lots is AT&T Way, and the next is Center Street.
I-30 Connections to the East: A lane of traffic on I-30 eastbound will be diverted to expedite the on-ramp traffic from Nolan Ryan Expressway and Ballpark Way. The T-Ramp from AT&T Way is open in the eastbound direction.
HOV Lanes on I-30: The HOV lanes on I-30 are open to assist Rangers fans going to and coming from Globe Life Park. This Sunday, cars may utilize the HOV lane to travel to and from Globe Life Park.
If you require assistance en route to Globe Life Park, call the Rangers Parking & Directions Hotline at 817-273-5007.
Visit texasrangers.com/directions now for a current parking map, TxDot traffic updates, and detailed directions.
Toronto, Ontario—The Texas Rangers today announced the team’s 25-man active roster for their American League Division Series with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The roster is as follows:
PITCHERS (11): Jake Diekman, Sam Dyson, Yovani Gallardo, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Cole Hamels, Derek Holland, Keone Kela, Colby Lewis, Ross Ohlendorf, Martin Perez, Shawn Tolleson.
CATCHERS (2): Robinson Chirinos, Chris Giminez.
INFIELDERS (7): Hanser Alberto, Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder, Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli, Rougned Odor.
OUTFIELDERS (5): Shin-Soo Choo, Delino DeShields, Josh Hamilton, Drew Stubbs, Will Venable.
The Rangers and Blue Jays play Game 1 of the 2015 ALDS on Thursday afternoon at 3:37 p.m. ET/2:37 p.m. CT at Rogers Centre.