DETROIT -- Michael Young will catch the ceremonial first pitch thrown by Pudge Rodriguez on Monday as part of the club's pregame cermony.
Rodriguez is officially retiring as a Ranger on Monday and will hold a news conference and be honored prior to the Rangers-Yankees game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
"I'm happy to do it," Young said. "I was here during part of his first stint with the team and he was a great teammate and a great player. It should be a big day for him."
Other homestand highlights:
Monday April, 23, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 6:05 p.m. – ESPN nationally; FSSW-HD locally
* Ivan Rodriguez Retirement Ceremony
* Ceremonial first pitch by Ivan Rodriguez
* Game ball delivery by John Burkett
Tuesday, April, 24, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD
* Pre-game ceremony honoring Jackie Robinson and Tuskegee Airmen presentation
* Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick to present awards to Ron Washington and Michael Young
* Ceremonial first pitch by Texas State Senator Royce West
* Game ball delivery by Rusty Greer
Wednesday, April, 25, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD
* Firestone All-Star Balloting pre-game ceremony
* Game ball delivery by John Wetteland
* Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday
* Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesdays – 13 & under
* Ozarka Website Wednesday. Tickets are half price in Upper Reserved, Upper Box, Lexus Club Terrace, and Lower Reserved when purchased on texasrangers.com/specials
Friday, April 27, 2012–vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – TXA21-HD
* Verizon Wireless Fireworks Friday. Tickets are $10 in the Lexus Club Terrace, Upper Box, and Upper Reserved seating areas on texasrangers.com. All cash parking is $5. Fireworks following the game set to Sing-A-Long Theme.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 – vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – TXA21-HD
* Medical Center Arlington Adrian Beltre bobblehead for first 30,000 fans
* Game ball delivery by Mickey Tettleton
Sunday, April 29, 2012 – vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – ESPN
* Snapple Napoli Red Jersey for youngsters fans 13 and under
* Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday
* Game ball delivery by Jose Guzman