Roster Update…

There are 30 players who made the trip to Toronto. The club has sent RHP Luke Jackson, RHP Nick Martinez, INF Joey Gallo, OF Leonys Martin, and OF Ryan Strausborger to Arizona and they will participate in games in the Instructional League. In addition, INF Ed Lucas, who is on the Round Rock roster, will report to Arizona today. OF Ryan Rua reports today to the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League. RHP Tanner Scheppers, who sustained a cut on his right index finger on Sunday that required 5 stitches, remained in Arlington. RHP Spencer Patton has returned to his home in Illinois. The Rangers must submit their 25-man roster for the 2015 ALDS by 10 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Hamilton is in left for now

HOUSTON – The Rangers need to know if Josh Hamilton can play left field. The process began on Saturday when he started in left for the first time since Aug. 15 and just over two weeks after having cleanup surgery on his left knee.
“I am as ready as I am going to be,” Hamilton said before the Rangers game with the Astros. “This was the goal. It won’t be a whole game, five or six innings and hopefully three at-bats. I can start building up over the next week or so and treat it like Spring Training.”
Hamilton went on the disabled list on Aug. 16 because of continued soreness in his left knee. He was activated at the beginning of September as a pinch-hitter but finally decided to have surgery on Sept. 11.
“It is not the same pain as before, it is a functional pain,” Hamilton said. “I can do what I have to do. It hurts but I’m okay with that. Before, the pain wasn’t going to work. That was the whole goal, to get it to where it would work.”
The Rangers acquired Hamilton from the Angels on April 27 while he was still recovering from off-season shoulder surgery and activated him on May 25. But this was just his 28th start in left field as he missed almost all of June with a strained left hamstring and miss time on other occasions because of a sore groin muscle.
“We know how the body feels,” manager Jeff Banister said. “We know there are going to be some definite calculated risks with all of it. But it feels good enough to get out on the field and play, and we need him out on the field and playing. He is a guy who can impact the game for us.
“He’s still day to day based on how he feels. We are at the point where we need to find out how it’s going to go.”
The Rangers have been using Mike Napoli in left field but replacing him on defense after 5-6 innings with Will Venable. The Rangers will start out doing the same with Hamilton.
“It depends on the game and where we are at,” Banister said.

Bowties for Richard Durrett on Saturday

We are all wearing special bowties today in memory of Richard Durrett. The game is on national television and sideline reporter Ken Rosenthal is famous for his bowties. So he will be wearing a special bowtie on television and so will the rest of us in some fashion or another.

They are in the colors of the Auburn Tigers. That was Richard’s favorite team

These ain’t easy to tie. None of us know how.

I gave up.

I am wearing it as a headband.

Sorry… best I can do. You can join in the fun and donate to a good cause. If you learn how to tie one, let me know

http://doitfordurrett.com/shop/

Rangers playoff ticket information

Arlington, Texas—The Texas Rangers today announced that individual tickets for possible 2015 American League Wild Card and Division Series Games at Globe Life Park in Arlington will go on sale, TOMORROW, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 9:00 a.m. CT.

Tickets will be on sale at texasrangers.com, by calling 972-RANGERS, or at the Globe Life Park in Arlington box office. The Globe Life Park phone center and first base box office will be open on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and are open on weekdays beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Fans will have the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets for a possible 2015 American League Wild Card Game or one of the three possible 2015 American League Division Series games at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

A possible Wild Card Game at Globe Life Park in Arlington would be played on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:05 p.m. CT. There is a possibility of up to three American League Division Series games that could be played at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Tickets may be purchased for Game 1, Game 2, or Game 3 of the ALDS at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The 2015 American League Division Series is scheduled from October 8-14.

Ticket prices for possible 2015 Wild Card Game and 2015 ALDS Games at Globe Life Park in Arlington:

Lower Box; Corner Box…………………………….…………………………………………………………..$85.00

Lexus Club Terrace; Lower Reserved, Outfield Plaza.…… ………………………….….………………….$60.00

Upper Home Run Porch; Upper Box; Upper Reserved; Grandstand Reserved, Standing Room….……$40.00

Information on the sale of individual tickets for possible 2015 American League Championship Series and World Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington will be announced at a later date.

The Rangers also have Luxury Suite rentals available for possible 2015 postseason games. For more information, please call 972-RANGERS or go to texasrangers.com.

Rangers playoff Ticket Information

Arlington, Texas—The Texas Rangers will have a series of Online Ticket Opportunities that will allow fans the chance to purchase tickets to possible 2015 postseason games at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Fans can go to texasrangers.com/opportunity and register for the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets for a possible 2015 American League Wild Card Game or one of the three possible 2015 American League Division Series games at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The registration is currently underway and continues until 5:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, September 21.

Following registration, a pool of randomly selected registrants will be chosen and provided access to an online pre-sale opportunity, based on available inventory. Those selected will be notified by email no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24 and the on-line opportunity will take place on Friday, September 25.

There is no charge to register for this opportunity, which will be the only option for fans to purchase individual tickets to possible 2015 American League Wild Card or Division Series games at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Registration is valid for all Postseason Ticket Opportunities that will be held in September. Regardless of selection in the Wild Card or ALDS Ticket Opportunity, all registrants are automatically entered for the chance to participate in a possible ALCS or World Series Ticket Opportunity at a later date.

If individual tickets for a possible 2015 Wild Card Game or 2015 ALDS Game at Globe Life Park in Arlington are still available following the on-line ticket opportunity, they would go on sale on Saturday, September 26 at the Globe Life Park in Arlington as well as on the internet and by phone. More information will be available at a later date.

A possible Wild Card Game at Globe Life Park in Arlington would be played on Tuesday, October 6. There is a possibility of up to three American League Division Series games that could be played at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Tickets may be purchased for Game 1, Game 2, or Game 3 of the ALDS at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The 2015 American League Division Series is scheduled from October 8-14.

Ticket prices for possible 2015 Wild Card Game and 2015 ALDS Games at Globe Life Park in Arlington:

Lower Box; Corner Box…………………………….…………………………………………………………..$85.00

Lexus Club Terrace; Lower Reserved, Outfield Plaza.…… …………………………….………………….$60.00

Upper Home Run Porch; Upper Box; Upper Reserved; Grandstand Reserved, Standing Room……$40.00

The Rangers also have Luxury Suite rentals available for possible 2015 post-season games. For more information, please call 972-RANGERS or go to texasrangers.com.

Rangers announce 2016 schedule

The Rangers will open the 2016 season at home, hosting the Mariners on Monday April 4. A three-game series with the Mariners begins the 2016 season for the Rangers according to the schedule that was released by Major League Baseball on Tuesday.

In Interleague Play, the Rangers will have two-game home and home series with the Reds and Rockies. The Rangers will also host the Brewers (Sept. 26-28) and Pirates (May 27-29) for three-game series while traveling to play the Cubs (July 15-17) and Cardinals (June 17-19).

The Yankees will be in Arlington on April 25-27 while the Red Sox visit on June 24-26. The Rangers will be in Boston on the Fourth of July.

With 15 teams in each league, interleague play will take place throughout the entire regular season for the fourth straight year. Clubs will again play 19 games against division opponents (76 total games) and either six or seven contests vs. nondivisional league opponents in home and home series (66 total games). Each club will also play 20 interleague games, ten at home and ten on the road.

The Rangers will play 19 times each against A.L. West Division opponents Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Seattle.

This will mark the 25th time in 45 seasons that the Rangers have opened at home, the sixth in the last eight years. It will be the third time on which the Rangers have opened with the Mariners, winning at the Kingdome in 1992 and losing at Safeco Field in 2008.

Josh Hamilton coming Tuesday…so is Joey Gallo

SAN DIEGO – The Rangers are planning to activate outfielder Josh Hamilton off the disabled list when rosters are expanded on Tuesday.

Catcher Carlos Corporan is also being activated off the disabled list. The Rangers are also calling up four players: third baseman Joey Gallo, outfielder Drew Stubbs and pitchers Luke Jackson and Ross Ohlendorf.

Tuesday is the first day that rosters can be expanded to up to 40 players. The Rangers may call up other players later in the month as needed or once Triple A Round Rock is done with Pacific Coast League playoffs.

Hamilton has not played since Aug. 15 because of a sore left knee. It’s unlikely that Hamilton will be ready to play left field but he could be used as a pinch-hitter.

Corporan has been sidelined since July 13 with a bruised left thumb and will likely be used as the Rangers third catcher behind Chris Gimenez and Bobby Wilson.

This will be Gallo’s second time with the Rangers. He was with them in June and hit .218 with five home runs, 13 RBI and a .448 slugging percentage in 25 games. Since then he has played in 53 games at Triple A Round Rock and hit .195 with 14 home runs, 32 RBI, a .450 slugging percentage and 90 strikeouts in 200 at-bats.