The Texas Rangers look to erase the memory of another near-miss October when they open the 2012 MLB season against a new-look Chicago White Sox team with manager Robin Ventura. For the Rangers, Josh Hamilton begins the final year of his contract before free agency looking to put up strong numbers, but also stay healthy - he's played in over 120 games in the last two seasons.
Texas will also be looking hard at new closer Joe Nathan, who struggled in spring training.The Rangers will open the season with a long stretch of home games (13 of their first 21).
Date / Time: Friday, April 6, 1:05 p.m. CT first pitch
Location: The Ballpark At Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: FSSW, MLB Network
Radio: 103.3 FM Dallas
Line: Rangers (-178)