Michael Young to catch Pudge's first pitch

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