Texas Rangers

Rangers announce spring training schedule

The Texas Rangers will play 35 games during spring training next year, including two against the American League-champion Cleveland Indians in San Antonio, and two more exhibitions at Globe Life Park the weekend before Opening Day, according to a schedule released Tuesday.

The Rangers will open their 33-game Cactus League campaign Feb. 25 with the annual charity game against the Kansas City Royals, who share the Surprise Recreation Campus with the Rangers.

The Rangers will also close out Cactus League play against the Royals on March 29, and the two will play March 31 and April 1 at Globe Life Park as a final tune-up for the regular season. The Rangers open the season April 3 at home against the Indians.

Spring training will begin earlier because of the World Baseball Classic and will feature three open dates, as opposed to the usual one, to accommodate travel for the WBC. At least one Rangers player, catcher Jonathan Lucroy, has accepted an invitation to play.

The Rangers will play Team Venezuela on March 9 at Surprise Stadium. The reigning World Series champions, the Chicago Cubs will visit March 5.

Rangers 2017 spring schedule

Date

Opponent

Site

Time (Central)

Feb. 25

vs. Royals

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

Feb. 26

at Royals

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

Feb. 27

vs. Brewers

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

 

at Indians

Goodyear, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 1

at Angels

Tempe, Ariz.

2:10 p.m.

March 2

at A's

Mesa, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 3

vs. Mariners

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 4

at Brewers

Maryvale, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 5

vs. Cubs

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 6

at Mariners

Peoria, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 7

vs. Rockies

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 8

Open

 

 

March 9

vs. Team Venezuela

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 10

at Dodgers

Glendale, Ariz.

9:05 p.m.

March 11

vs. White Sox

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

 

at A's

Mesa, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 12

at White Sox (ss)

Glendale, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 13

vs. Giants

Surprise, Ariz.

8:05 p.m.

March 14

at Diamondbacks

Scottsdale, Ariz.

3:10 p.m.

March 15

vs. Indians

Surprise, Ariz.

3:05 p.m.

March 16

Open

 

 

March 17

vs. Angels

Surprise, Ariz.

3:05 p.m.

 

vs. Indians (ss)

San Antonio

7:05 p.m.

March 18

at Reds

Goodyear, Ariz.

3:05 p.m.

 

vs. Indians (ss)

San Antonio

2:05 p.m.

March 19

vs. Mariners

Surprise, Ariz.

3:05 p.m.

March 20

at Padres

Peoria, Ariz.

3:10 p.m.

March 21

vs. White Sox

Surprise, Ariz.

8:05 p.m.

March 22

at Angels (ss)

Tempe, Ariz.

3:10 p.m.

March 23

vs. Dodgers

Surprise, Ariz.

3:05 p.m.

March 24

vs. Padres

Surprise, Ariz.

3:05 p.m.

March 25

at Mariners

Peoria, Ariz.

3:10 p.m.

March 26

vs. Dodgers

Surprise, Ariz.

3:05 p.m.

March 27

vs. Rockies

Surprise, Ariz.

3:05 p.m.

March 28

at Rockies

Scottsdale, Ariz.

3:10 p.m.

March 29

at Royals

Surprise, Ariz.

2:05 p.m.

March 30

Open

 

 

March 31

vs. Royals

Arlington

7:05 p.m.

April 1

vs. Royals

Arlington

1:05 p.m.

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