Rangers to honor David Murphy and David Ortiz during Red Sox series this weekend

Limited ticket availability for Friday and Saturday games

The Texas Rangers will close this homestand with a three game series against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 24-26.

The updated ticket availability for the Boston series:

Friday (7:05 p.m.) -- Approximately 1,000 reserved seats available.

Saturday (8:20 p.m.) -- All reserved seats have been sold except for scattered singles. Standing room only tickets are also available.

Sunday (2:05 p.m.) -- Plenty of good seats remain.

The 8:20 p.m. start time on Saturday is due to national television restrictions.

The Rangers will honor outfielder David Murphy prior to Friday's series opener. Murphy, who retired in April after a 10-year major league career, will also throw the ceremonial first pitch as part of Baylor University Night. Murphy played three seasons at Baylor and began his pro career with the Red Sox before his trade to Texas in July 2007.

He batted .275 with 85 homers and 362 RBI in 826 games with the Rangers from 2007-13. Murphy's 783 games from 2008-13 were second only to Ian Kinsler (816) among Texas players. He was the team's Rookie of the Year in 2007, placed 10th in the A.L. with a career best .304 average in 2012, and appeared in 27 post-season games from 2010-12. Overall, the lefthanded batter had a .274 average with 104 homers and 472 RBI in 1110 games with the Red Sox (2006-07), Rangers (2007-13), Indians (2014-15), and Angels (2015). He opened 2016 with Minnesota's Rochester club before retiring on April 25. 

NOTE TO MEDIA: David Murphy will hold a media availability on Friday at 5:45 p.m. in the media interview room at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The on-field ceremony will take place at 6:52 p.m.

Prior to Saturday's game, the Rangers will make a special pre-game presentation to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who has announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2016 season. Ortiz, who has belted 519 homers in his 20 seasons with Minnesota (1997-2002) and Boston (2003-16), has a .302 average with 19 homers and 45 RBI in 57 career games at Globe Life Park. The presentation will be made by Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre.

On Friday, the first 20,000 fans entering the park will receive a pair of Papa John's Major League Glasses. The post-game fireworks show will be to music of baseball movies. On Saturday, the first 40,000 fans entering the Globe Life Park gates get a TOTAL/Big Green Egg Rally Towel. The homestand concludes with Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday for youngsters 13 and under.