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Rangers’ Winter Caravan begins Jan. 12 with stop in Waco

The annual Winter Caravan is back for 2017, and it starts Jan. 12 in Waco.
The annual Winter Caravan is back for 2017, and it starts Jan. 12 in Waco. Star-Telegram

The annual Texas Rangers Winter Caravan will begin Jan. 12 in Waco with the first of 12 stops that will run through Feb. 3.

Among the players who have agreed to appear Academy Sports & Outdoors stores are right-handed relievers Tony Barnette, Matt Bush, Sam Dyson and Tanner Scheppers; catchers Robinson Chirinos and Brett Nicholas; outfielders Delino DeShields, Shin-Soo Choo and Jared Hoying; infielders Joey Gallo and Will Middlebrooks; and starting pitchers Andrew Cashner, Chi Chi Gonzalez and A.J. Griffin.

Also included are events at the Rangers’ Triple A affiliate in Round Rock on Jan. 17 and with the Double A team in Frisco on Jan. 28. Broadcasters and coaches will also appear at various stops.

Winter Caravan schedule

Jan. 12: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 210 North New Road, Waco, 76710. Scheduled to appear: Tony Barnette, Matt Bush

Jan. 13: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 3204 I-30, Greenville, 75402. Scheduled to appear: Tony Barnette, Matt Bush

Jan. 18: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 12250 Research Blvd., Austin, 78759. Scheduled to appear: Jeff Banister, Steve Buechele, Sam Dyson, Eric Nadel

Jan. 18: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 8050 Forest Lane, Dallas, 75243. Scheduled to appear: Joey Gallo, Chi Chi Gonzalez

Jan. 19: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 1101 West Arbrook Blvd., Arlington, 76015. Scheduled to appear: Sam Dyson, Brett Nicholas

Jan. 22: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 3305 Dallas Parkway, Plano, 75093. Scheduled to appear: Andrew Cashner, Delino DeShields

Jan. 22: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 1701 South Cherry Lane, Fort Worth, 76108. Scheduled to appear: Robinson Chirinos, Will Middlebrooks

Jan. 23: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 8668 South Broadway Ave., Tyler, 75703. Scheduled to appear: Delino DeShields, Will Middlebrooks, Tom Grieve

Jan. 24: 5-6 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 3201 Lawrence Rd., Wichita Falls, 76308. Scheduled to appear: Steve Buechele, Delino DeShields, Will Middlebrooks

Jan. 27: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 5836 North Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, 76137. Scheduled to appear: Jeff Banister, A.J. Griffin, Tanner Scheppers

Feb. 2: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Academy Sports & Outdoors, 1523 W. State Highway 114, Grapevine, 76051. Scheduled to appear: Shin-Soo Choo, Andrew Faulkner

Feb. 3: 6-7 p.m.: Academy Sports & Outdoors, 3950 John Knox Dr., Abilene, 79606. Scheduled to appear: Andrew Faulkner, others TBA

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