ARLINGTON -- Joey Gallo and Nick Martinez were named the Rangers' Player and Pitcher of the Month for August and September.
Gallo, 19, hit .321 with 12 home runs and 21 RBIs in the final 23 games of the season for Class A Hickory. He returned off the disabled list on Aug. 8 to hit home runs in eight of his final 21 games. The third baseman fell one homer shy of tying the Rangers farm record of 41, set by Tom Robson in 1974 with Triple-A Spokane.
Martinez, 23, went 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA over his final six games (five starts) with High A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco. He struck out 29 batters against eight walks in that span. Martinez was promoted to Frisco on Aug. 6. The right-hander went 12-7 with a 2.50 ERA in 27 games (25 starts) this season.
Rangers announce ALCS ticket plan
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers announced their plans to allow fans the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets for one of four possible American League Championship Series games in October.
Registration is underway at texasrangers.com/opportunity, where fans can be selected out of a random pool of registrants to receive an online pre-sale chance, based on available inventory. Those selected will be notified by email no later than 5 p.m. CT on Sept. 19.
It's the only option for fans to purchase individual tickets to any possible ALCS game held at Rangers Ballpark. Tickets range from $40 for Standing Room all the way to $150 for Lower Box and Corner Box seats.
Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.