Rangers release spring training schedule

The Texas Rangers will spend plenty of spring training away from Surprise next year.

The club released its full spring training schedule Tuesday and it includes a record 38 games for the Rangers.

Five of those games will be outside Arizona as the club will play the Chicago Cubs March 16-17 in Las Vegas. Texas will close its exhibition slate with a game against the Mexico City Red Devils at Rangers Ballpark on March 28 before heading to San Antonio for a March 29-30 series against San Diego.

The exhibition slate opens Feb. 22 with the annual charity game against Kansas City. That will mark the first of three-consecutive games against the Royals at Surprise Stadium.

The Rangers have two open dates next spring – March 13 and March 20.

Pitchers and catchers are slated to report Feb. 12 with workouts beginning Feb. 13. The report date for position players is Feb. 15 with full-squad workouts starting Feb. 16.