Texas Rangers: High-A team on the move

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The Texas Rangers have been searching for a new high-A affliate since their contract ended with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. They spent 4 years in Myrtle Beach with the club that former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg currently owns.

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Instead of renewing with the Texas Rangers they decided to ink a 2-year deal with the Chicago Cubs.

The Texas Rangers have a new affiliate and are in a new league with the High Desert Mavericks in the California League.

Nothing has been officially announced just yet between the Mavericks and the Rangers, but since the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a deal with the Carolina Mudcats that basically leaves the Mavericks as the Rangers only choice.

This will be a bit of a move for the Rangers high-A ball mainly because the California league is more hitter friendly than the Carolina League.   This means that there will be a bump in the teams offensive numbers, but it also means that the pitchers will have a harder time.   This season the Mavericks pitching staff had a team ERA of 5.26 and the Pelicans had a team ERA of 3.43.  Over the past ten years the Mavericks ERA hasn’t been any lower than 4.95.

The High Desert Mavericks are located in the city of Adelanto, California, which is part of the Mojave Desert.

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