The Texas Rangers will play an exhibition game against the Diablos Rojos del Mexico (Mexico City Red Devils) on April 3 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The game is one of three exhibition games the Rangers will play with minor-league clubs prior to Opening Day. First, they'll play the Round Rock Express, their Triple-A affilate, on April 2 at the Dell Diamond and then they'll play their Double-A affiliate Frisco RoughRiders on April 4 at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
The Rangers will then open the 2012 regular season at home on Friday, April 6 against the Chicago White Sox.
El Diablos play in the Triple-A Mexican league and have won 15 Mexican League Championships in their history -- the most of any club in their league. In 2011, they had the best record in the league at 63-40. The lost the best of 7 championship series 4-0 to the Quintana Roo Tigers.
"The Mexico City Red Devils have a rich history of success," said team president Nolan Ryan. "We are very pleased that we will be able to welcome their team to Arlington at the end of spring training."
This will be the first time that the Rangers have played a Mexican League team in Arlington. There will be special pre-game ceremonies prior to the game.
The Rangers/Diablos exhibition will start at 7:05 p.m. Ticketing information will be announced at a later date.