Two other Hall of Famers did wear Rangers uniform. Ted Williams was their first manager and one of his coaches was Hall of Fame second baseman Nelson Fox.Caravan heads to Oklahoma: Oklahoma RedHawks fans will get a preview of the upcoming 2008 season on Friday, Jan. 11 when Texas Rangers players Kameron Loe and David Murphy visit Oklahoma City during the annual Texas Rangers Caravan.
Also attending are Vice-President Jim Sundberg, broadcaster Victor Rojas and former Rangers Mickey Tettleton and RedHawks longtime skipper, Bobby Jones.The Caravan is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. at Coach's Restaurant, located next to the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. Dinner and beverages will be served. As an added benefit, RedHawks season ticket holders are invited to attend as guests of the team. Tickets are available to the public for $50 per person. All planning to attend are asked to call Kristen Packnett at the RedHawks' office, 405-218-1000 ext. 302, to RSVP. On Saturday the group will visit Fort Sill and also be available at Academy Sports and Outdoors from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at 7700 South Walker in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is the first of five stops the Rangers will make on their winter caravan. The Rangers go to Waco on Jan. 14, Wichita Falls on Jan. 15, Tyler on Jan. 17 and Abilene on Jan. 22. The Rangers will also have four Town Hall meetings around the Metroplex as well the Sluggers of the West Awards Dinner on Friday night Jan. 25 at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas and the FanFest on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Eric Nadel will kick off the Rangers' winter activities with Happy Hour from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill at 3227 McKinney Ave., in Dallas.
Briefly: In addition to Guardado, the Rangers are expected to officially add Fukumori to the 40-man roster this week. That will require them to make two roster moves to take two players off. ... Manager Ron Washington and general manager Jon Daniels are scheduled to be in Lafayette La., on Thursday as guests of Rangers scout Mel Didier for a banquet benefiting the Louisiana Housing Authority.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.