Texas Rangers alternate site roster

The Texas Rangers alternate site roster was has been released. The exhibition schedule was announced by the Round Rock Express a couple of days ago. The Round Express (Rangers AAA) play at Dell Diamond and will host the Rangers alternate site home games.

What is the purpose of the Alternate site?

The alternate site came about due to Covid-19 in 2020. The purpose is to keep players ready to be called up to play in a safe and timely manner if it is necessary.

How many players are on the roster?

The roster consists of 25 players. There are 14 pitchers and 11 position players.

Who is on the Texas Rangers Alternate Training site roster?

pitchersThrows AgeHeightWeight
Drew AndersonRight276’3205
Jason BahrRight 266’5195
Joe BarlowRight256’2210
Blake BassRight276’7265
Jharel Cotton Right295’11200
Sam GaviglioRight306’1 215
Jimmy Herget Right276’3170
Jacob LemoineRight 276’5220
Michael MatuellaRight266’6220
Luis OrtizRight256’3230
Spencer PattonRight336’1200
Nick Vincent Right345’10185
Collin WilesRight266’4222
Cole UvilaRight276’3206

All of the pitchers listed on the Texas Rangers Alternate site roster are right-handed. Seven have Major-League experience.

I would recommend to keep an eye on Cole Uvila and Jason Bahr. I’ll be looking for either of them to make their debut in Arlington this year.

Position Players

PlayerPosition AgeHeightWeightBatsThrows
Jon HicksC316’2230RR
Isaias QuirozC245’10234RR
Matt WhatleyC255’9200RR
Frainyer Chavez INF215’10170SR
Yonny Hernandez INF225’9140SR
Andy Ibáñez INF285’11205RR
Charles Leblanc INF246’3195RR
Curtis Terry 1B246’2258RR
Delino DeShields JrOF285’9190RR
Jason MartinOF255’9185LR
Carl ChesterOF256’0200RR

Out of the 11 position players one is a left-handed hitter and two are switch-hitters. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Curtis Terry make his debut in Arlington later this season. We may see a few others on this list in Arlington as well. Andy Ibáñez has displayed his power in the minors, hitting 12 home runs in Round Rock in 2018 and then 20 in Nashville in 2019.

The Rangers made roster changes on April 9, 2021 to the Alternate site roster.

The Texas Rangers have announced the following changes to their Alternate Training Site roster:

  • LHP Brett Martin rejoins the Rangers after finishing his rehab assignment.
  • INF Anderson Tejeda recalled.

  • Left-handed pitcher, Joely Rodríguez was assigned to the alternate site roster Monday, April 12th.

  • LHP activated Joely Rodriguez from the 10-day injured list.
  • RHP Josh Sborz has been optioned to the Alternate Training Site on April 16, 2021.

The full Texas Rangers alternate training site exhibition schedule is as follows:

4/7/216:05 PMAstrosDell Diamond
4/8/214:05 PMAstrosDell Diamond
4/12/216:05 PM@AstrosWhataburger Field
4/13/214:05 PM@AstrosWhataburger Field
4/14/211:05 PM@AtrosWhataburger Field
4/19/216:05 PMAstrosDell Diamond
4/20/214:05 PMAstrosDell Diamond
4/23/213:30 PM@RoyalsGlobe Life Field
4/24/211:00 PM@RoyalsGlobe Life Field
4/26/216:05 PMRoyals Dell Diamond
4/27/216:05 PMRoyalsDell Diamond

Only Round Rock Express Season Members, sponsors and suite-holders will have access to the initial Alternate Training Site exhibition games.

The exhibition games have now been opened to the general public thanks to increased capacity.

The coaching staff for the Texas Rangers Alternate Site group will be:

Manager: Kenny Holmberg

Pitching Coaches: Bill Simas and Jose Jaimes

Hitting Coach: Chase Lambin

Bench Coach: Geno Petralli 

Athletic Trainer: Carlos Olivas 

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Wade Lamont.