Winter Caravan Details Announced

Hagen, Calhoun, Springs and Trevino Slated to Speak

By Ashley Salinas / Hickory Crawdads | December 21, 2018 3:36 PM

Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads released the lineup for their Winter Caravan Luncheon, set for Thursday, January 10th at the Hickory Metro Convention Center from 12-1:30pm.

Matt Hagen, who will return as the Crawdads manager in 2019, is slated to speak at the event along with Texas Rangers assistant director of player development Paul Kruger. Texas Rangers players Willie Calhoun, Jeffrey Springs, and Jose Trevino will participate in a round table discussion. Springs and Trevino played for the Crawdads and made their MLB debut with the Rangers last season. Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks, will serve as the event's emcee.

Calhoun was recently named a Organizational All-Star. The outfielder was acquired in 2017 by the Rangers as the star prospect of the Yu Darvish trade. Springs and Trevino are currently ranked in the Rangers' top 30 prospects. Springs attended Appalachian State and was drafted by the Rangers in 2015. He worked primarily as a reliever in the minors, appearing with the Crawdads in 2015 and 2016, before being called up to the Rangers in late July. Trevino made headlines this year with a memorable walkoff hit for the Rangers on Father's Day, less than a week after he became a first time father and made his MLB debut. The catcher was also part of the 'Dads SAL championship team in 2015.

Tickets for the Winter Caravan Luncheon are available now. Ticket price includes the main event and a picnic-style buffet. For additional information on the event or to order tickets, call the Crawdads front office at (828) 322-3000. The office will be closed for the holidays through January 6th. It will reopen at 9am on January 7th. Tickets may also be ordered online here.

Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads released the lineup for their Winter Caravan Luncheon, set for Thursday, January 10th at the Hickory Metro Convention Center from 12-1:30pm.

Matt Hagen, who will return as the Crawdads manager in 2019, is slated to speak at the event along with Texas Rangers assistant director of player development Paul Kruger. Texas Rangers players CD Pelham, Jeffrey Springs, and Jose Trevino will participate in a round table discussion. All three played for the Crawdads and made their MLB debut with the Rangers last season. Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks, will serve as the event's emcee.

Pelham, Trevino, and Springs are all currently ranked in the Rangers' top 30 prospects. The 2017 season in Hickory was a breakout year for Pelham as he became a full-time reliever. The hard throwing lefty began 2018 in Down East (High A) and was promoted to Double A Frisco midseason before getting his first big league call-up in September. Springs attended Appalachian State and was drafted by the Rangers in 2015. He worked primarily as a reliever in the minors, appearing with the Crawdads in 2015 and 2016, before being called up to the Rangers in late July. Trevino made headlines this year with a memorable walkoff hit for the Rangers on Father's Day, less than a week after he became a first time father and made his MLB debut. The catcher was also part of the 'Dads SAL championship team in 2015.

Tickets for the Winter Caravan Luncheon are available now. Ticket price includes the main event and a picnic-style buffet. For additional information on the event or to order tickets, call the Crawdads front office at (828) 322-3000. The office will be closed for the holidays through January 6th. It will reopen at 9am on January 7th. Tickets may also be ordered online here.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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