Texas Rangers add more spring training games to their TV broadcast schedule

Rangers fans will be able to catch a handful of spring training games with the team's latest announcement.
World Series - Texas Rangers v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Five
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Much of the Texas Rangers' offseason has been impacted by the state of their TV broadcast deals. Most of the news has been less than ideal, though. While the Rangers did reach a deal to have their games broadcasted in 2024, the future of the team's TV rights and the associated revenue is very much to be determined.

Luckily, there was actually some good news for a change when it comes to watching Rangers games this year. It was announced earlier this week that Texas and CBS Texas/TXA 21 have forged a partnership to broadcast four Rangers spring training games this year.

Rangers add four spring training broadcasts after difficult offseason

It is fundamentally sad that the defending World Series champions have had to struggle to get games put on TV for fans to watch. Unfortunately, the changing TV landscape combined with the specter of Diamond Sports' ongoing bankruptcy has proven to be a difficult challenge for the entire league to navigate.

Luckily, this announcement has things trending in the right direction. The Rangers' spring training games on March 12th (Guardians), March 19th (A's), March 22nd (Rockies), and March 26th (Red Sox) will be broadcast list on CBS Texas/TXA 21 with a mix of broadcast crews chipping in for the coverage.

This is not the first time that CBS Texas/TXA 21 and the Rangers have worked together. They broadcasted Rangers spring training games from 2010-2020 and have cooperated on various events over the years. While it's unclear if CBS Texas would be willing or able to purchase the Rangers' regular season if/when Texas is finally rid of Diamond Sports as a broadcast partner, it is still promising that the Rangers have maintained a strong relationship with a local TV partner.

That should help make sure fans don't miss any more than they have to as Texas looks to defend its World Series title.

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