|Arizona League Rangers|
Founded in 2003
|Minor league affiliations|
|Major league affiliations|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (1)||2012|
|Division titles (1)||2010|
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.
Minor League Baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues. All of the minor leagues are operated as independent businesses. Most are members of the umbrella organization known as Minor League Baseball (MiLB), which operates under the Commissioner of Baseball within the scope of organized baseball. Several leagues, known as independent baseball leagues, do not have any official links to Major League Baseball.
The Arizona League is a rookie-level Minor League Baseball league that operates in and around Phoenix, Arizona, United States, run by Major League Baseball since 1988. Along with the Gulf Coast League, it forms the lowest rung of the North American minor league system. Games are not marketed to the general public, and spectators may attend for free.
The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Rangers franchise currently competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) West division. Since 1994, the Rangers have played in Globe Life Park in Arlington. The team's name is borrowed from the famous law enforcement agency of the same name.
Arizona League Rangers roster
Cole Robert Winn is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.
Éric Serge Gagné is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and current professional baseball coach in the Texas Rangers organization. After signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball as a free agent in 1995, Gagné began his career as a starting pitcher. After he struggled in that role, the Dodgers converted Gagné from a starter to a reliever, where for three years (2002–2004) he was statistically the most outstanding closer in the game, winning the Cy Young Award in 2003. During that period, he set a major league record by converting 84 consecutive save opportunities. The phrase "Game Over" was heavily used by the Dodgers and the media in connection with his appearances to finish close games.
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60-day disabled list
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:
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The Gulf Coast League is a rookie-level Minor League Baseball league that operates in Florida, United States. Together with the Arizona League, it forms the lowest rung on the North American minor-league ladder.
Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census; however, rapid expansion has boosted the city's population to 117,517 at the 2010 census, an increase of 281%. As such, it is the second-fastest-expanding municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and, between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth-fastest-expanding place among all cities and towns in Arizona. Census estimates in 2017 continue this accelerated growth pattern, with the population now estimated at 134,085.
The Arizona League Royals are a minor league baseball team in Surprise, Arizona, USA. They are a Class Rookie team in the Arizona League and have been a farm team of the Kansas City Royals since 2003. The Royals play home games at Surprise Stadium. Opened in 2002, Surprise Stadium seats 10,500 fans.
Surprise Stadium is a baseball venue located at the Surprise Recreation Campus athletic facility in Surprise, Arizona, United States. The stadium opened in 2002 and seats 10,714 people. It is the spring training facility for the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers. It is also the home of the Arizona Fall League's Surprise Saguaros. The venue was previously the home of the Golden Baseball League's Surprise Fightin' Falcons, which disbanded after their only season in 2005. Surprise Stadium is owned and managed by the City of Surprise Community and Recreation Services Department.
The Surprise Fightin' Falcons are an inactive professional baseball team based in Surprise, Arizona. They played in the Arizona Division of the independent Golden Baseball League, which is not affiliated with either Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. They played their homes games at the Surprise Recreation Campus athletic facility, which includes a spring training ballpark called Surprise Stadium.
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The Salt River Rafters are a baseball team that plays in the East Division of the Arizona Fall League. They play their home games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick near Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Surprise Recreation Campus is an athletic facility based in Surprise, Arizona. It features such amenities as Surprise Stadium, 12 baseball fields, and an 8-acre (32,000 m2) multipurpose field (lighted). The facility at one time played host to an independent professional baseball team, the Golden Baseball League's Surprise Fightin' Falcons and currently host a minor league baseball team, the Surprise Rafters of the Arizona Fall League.
Carlos Ingver Subero is a Venezuelan professional baseball coach and former player. He is the first base and infield coach for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball.
Joseph Nicholas Gallo is an American professional baseball first baseman, third baseman, and outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2015.
Billy Nicholas Williams is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. Williams made his major league debut in 2017.
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Sports in Arizona includes professional sports teams, college sports, and individual sports. All four major league sports teams in Arizona are based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
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