Arizona League Rangers

Last updated
Arizona League Rangers
Founded in 2003
Surprise, Arizona
Class-level
Current Rookie
Minor league affiliations
League Arizona League
Division West
Major league affiliations
Current Texas Rangers
Minor league titles
League titles (1) 2012
Division titles (1) 2010
Team data
Nickname Rangers
Ballpark Surprise Stadium
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Texas Rangers
Manager Matt Siegel

The Arizona League Rangers (or AZL Rangers) are a Minor League Baseball team of the Arizona League and a Rookie level affiliate of the Texas Rangers. They are located in Surprise, Arizona, and play their home games at Surprise Stadium which opened in 2003.

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Arizona League Minor League Baseball Rookie-level league

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Texas Rangers (baseball) Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Arlington, Texas, United States

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Roster

Arizona League Rangers roster
PlayersCoaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 61 Brandon Baker
  • 32 Dylan Bice
  • -- Hever Bueno Injury icon 2.svg
  • 40 Juan Castillo
  • 55 Tyler Cohen
  • -- Destin Dotson Injury icon 2.svg
  • 31 Ediberto Encarnacion
  • -- Mason Englert Injury icon 2.svg
  • 53 Joshua Javier
  • 28 Billy Layne Jr.
  • -- Greidy Martinez ‡
  • 39 Theo McDowell
  • 83 Kenny Mendoza §
  • 16 Chris Morris
  • 37 Braden Pearson
  • 44 Zach Penrod
  • 57 Kyle Roberts Injury icon 2.svg
  • 76 Luis Rosario
  • 30 Nick Snyder
  • 73 Nick Starr
  • 67 Sergio Suarez
  • 58 Leury Tejada
  • -- Joel Urena ‡
  • 33 Erne Valdes
  • 20 Ricky Vanasco
  • -- Owen White Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Cole Winn Injury icon 2.svg
  • 11 Grant Wolfram

Cole Robert Winn is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Catchers

  •  9 David Garcia
  • 50 Reynaldo Pichardo
  • 45 Xavier Valentin

Infielders

  • 60 Frainyer Chavez
  • 71 Jayce Easley
  • 19 Kenen Irizarry
  • 29 Stanley Martinez
  •  2 Myles McKisic
  •  4 Maxwell Morales
  • -- Rougned Jose Odor Injury icon 2.svg
  • 10 Jonathan Ornelas

Outfielders

  •  6 Ryan Anderson
  •  8 Beder Gutierrez
  • 17 Marcus Mack
  • 24 Obie Ricumstrict
  •  3 Kobie Taylor
  • 46 Fernando Valdez

Manager

  • 22 Matt Siegel

Coaches

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60-day disabled list

  • -- Tim Brennan
  • 97 Noah Burkholder
  • -- Lucas Jacobsen
  • 89 Joseph Jarneski
  • -- Luis Lopez
  • -- Cole Ragans
  • 96 Glen Richardson
  • -- Eudys Rivera
  • 98 Daniel Robert
  • -- Chris Seise
  • 95 Josh Smith

Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated September 5, 2018
Transactions
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Texas Rangers minor league players

As with nearly all North American professional team sports, the size of Minor League Baseball teams is limited by rosters. These size limits vary by each classification. All MLB-affiliated Triple-A and Double-A teams are limited to 25-man active rosters. Unaffiliated Mexican League teams have 35-man rosters, but are limited to 30 active players per game. Class A-Advanced and Class A teams are limited to 25 active players with a total of 35 players under control with additional limitations in regard to prior minor league experience. Teams at lower levels have 35-man active rosters with limitations on minor league service time. A team's reserve roster consists of injured players on the disabled list, those who are restricted or suspended, or who are otherwise temporarily inactive. Major league players on rehabilitation assignments do not count against active roster limits.

Below are the full rosters and coaching staff of the 18 teams of Minor League Baseball's Arizona League.

Below are the players and rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Texas Rangers:

Notable alumni

Scott Feldman pitched for the AZL Rangers in 2003 and 2004. Scott Feldman -- April 9, 2009.jpg
Scott Feldman pitched for the AZL Rangers in 2003 and 2004.

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