The Texas Rangers 2002 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 72 wins and 90 losses.
- October 29, 2001: Edinson Volquez was signed by the Rangers as an amateur free agent.
- November 26, 2001: Todd Van Poppel was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.
- December 13, 2001: John Vander Wal was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the New York Yankees for Jay Witasick.
- December 18, 2001: Dave Elder was traded by the Rangers to the Cleveland Indians for John Rocker.
- January 8, 2002: Juan González was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.
- February 28, 2002: Tony Mounce was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.
- March 19, 2002: Justin Duchscherer was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Oakland Athletics for Luis Vizcaino.
Regular season 
Opening Day Starters 
- Ivan Rodriguez, C
- Rafael Palmeiro, 1B
- Michael Young, 2B
- Hank Blalock, 3B
- Alex Rodriguez, SS
- Gabe Kapler, LF
- Carl Everett, CF
- Juan Gonzalez, RF
- Frank Catalanotto, DH
- Chan Ho Park, RHP
Season Summary 
- Alex Rodriguez had a major league-best 57 HR, 142 RBI and 389 total bases in 2002, becoming the first player to lead the majors in all three categories since 1984. He had the 6th-most home runs in AL history, the most since Roger Maris' league record 61 in 1961, and the most ever for a shortstop for the 2nd straight year while also winning his first Gold Glove Award, awarded for outstanding defense.
- The 109 home runs hit by Alex Rodriguez in 2001–02 are the most ever by an American League right-handed batter in consecutive seasons. However, the Rangers finished last in the AL Western division in both years, a showing that likely cost Rodriguez the MVP award in 2002 when he finished second to fellow shortstop Miguel Tejada, whose 103-win Oakland A's won the same division.
Season standings 
Player stats 
Starters by position 
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Other batters 
Starting pitchers 
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
Awards and honors 
Farm system 
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- ^ Edinson Volquez page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Todd Van Poppel page at Baseball Reference
- ^ John Vander Wal page at Baseball Reference
- ^ John Rocker page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Juan González page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Tony Mounce page at Baseball Reference
- ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/duchsju01.shtml
- ^ Gabe Kapler page at Baseball Reference