2015 TEXAS RANGERS SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
(All Times Mountain Except Where Noted)
DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME
Wednesday, March 4 Kansas City Royals (charity game) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 5 Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 6 San Francisco Giants Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 Cleveland Indians Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs Mesa 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 9 Oakland A’s Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10 Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 Chicago White Sox Glendale 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 12 Chicago White Sox (ss) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 13 San Francisco Giants Scottsdale 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 San Diego Padres Peoria 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 Milwaukee Brewers (ss) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 16 Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17 Los Angeles Dodgers Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18 Open Date
Thursday, March 19 Cincinnati Reds Goodyear 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 20 Seattle Mariners Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) Alamodome, San Antonio 7:05 p.m. CT
Saturday, March 21 Milwaukee Brewers Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) Alamodome, San Antonio 1:05 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 22 Seattle Mariners Peoria 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 23 Cincinnati Reds Surprise Stadium 6:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 Los Angeles Angels Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25 Cincinnati Reds Goodyear 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 Colorado Rockies Surprise Stadium 6:05 p.m.
Friday, March 27 Oakland A’s Mesa 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 San Diego Padres Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) Glendale 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 30 Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 Chicago Cubs Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Arizona Diamondbacks Salt River Fields 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 Colorado Rockies Salt River Fields 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, April 2 Open Date
Friday, April 3 New York Mets Globe Life Park in Arlington 7:05 p.m. CT
Saturday, April 4 New York Mets 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 7 and two hours behind beginning March 8
Cactus League Home Games Played at Surprise Stadium/Billy Parker Field, Surprise, AZ
The Rangers have officially named Michael Young as special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels. It is a title that Ivan Rodriguez, Darren Oliver and Greg Maddux hold. But Young has already taken an active role in the organization and was among the club officials who interviewed managerial candidates in October. This is not going to be a ceremonial position.
the Rangers weren’t able to reach a quick agreement with free agent pitcher Colby Lewis. He has told the Rangers that he intends to test the market. The Rangers are holding open the door for his possible return but he will be free to talk money with other teams as early as Tuesday.
The Rangers have made an opening offer to free agent pitcher Colby Lewis and are awaiting feedback from his agent Alan Nero. One factor in the negotiations is Nero also represents manager Joe Maddon, who has opted out of his contract with the Rays, is also a free agent and has become the hottest topic in baseball during the World Series.
The Rangers desire to get something done with Lewis reflects their determination to address the starting rotation as the top priority this winter. The Rangers are also engaging a number of teams in trade discussions concerning starting pitching.
Although this is a deep free agent class for starting pitching – a list that includes Jon Lester, James Shields and Max Scherzer – the Rangers are more likely to explore the trade market rather than spend big money on the free agent market.
The Rangers other priority is to fill out their coaching staff. On Friday the Rangers are expected to announce at least some positions including the return of pitching coach Mike Maddux and hitting coach Dave Magadan. The Rangers are also expected to announce the promotion of Steve Buechele to bench coach and Hector Ortiz as the catching instructor to replace Bengie Molina, who is not expected to return.
Hitting coach Dave Magadan is expected to be back with the Rangers. The club has not officially announced that yet but those are the indications under a solar eclipse. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he is no longer a candidate in Oakland..