The Texas Rangers’ winter caravan will make a stop in the Austin area Jan. 23, dropping by the Round Rock Sports Center.
Manager Jeff Banister, outfielder Delino DeShields, relief pitcher Tony Barnette and broadcaster Dave Raymond are scheduled to be at a public luncheon from noon to 2 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased through the Express ticket office (512) 255-2255 or online at RoundRockExpress.com. An individual ticket costs $50; a reserved table of eight is available for $350. Doors at the Round Rock Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trail, will open at 11:15 a.m.
There will be an autograph session for attendees with tickets after the luncheon and the presentation by Rangers representatives.
Texas, which won back-to-back American League West titles in 2015-16, is coming off a 78-84 season that left it tied for third in the division. The Rangers will open the regular season March 29 in Arlington, facing the World Series champion Houston Astros.
The Express, looking to rebound from a 66-72 campaign, will start at home with a five-game Pacific Coast League series against the Memphis Redbirds — the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals — beginning April 5. Season tickets and flex-plan packages for the Express, the Rangers’ top minor league affiliate, are on sale now.
— Kevin Lyttle