Rangers renovations to include reconfigured bullpen

The visitor's bullpen at Rangers Ballpark will no longer be in a blind spot for opposing managers. A reconfigured bullpen is among nearly $12 million in stadium upgrades the Rangers announced Thursday.

The plans were in the works before the bullpen phone foul up for St. Louis manager Tony La Russa in Game 5 of the World Series.

The entire plaza in center field is being redone. A play area for kids that had taken up most of the area is being moved to an indoor location nearby. There will be a new indoor seating area, a Rangers Bleachers will be replaced by individual seats.

The visitor's bullpen will be reconfigured to run parallel to the left-center fence, instead of going away from the field.

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