2006 Texas Rangers season

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2006 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Hicks
Manager(s) Buck Showalter
Local television KDFI
KDFW
FSN Southwest
(Tom Grieve, Josh Lewin)
Local radio KRLD
(Eric Nadel, Victor Rojas)
KFLC
(Eleno Ornelas, José Guzmán)
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The 'Texas Rangers' finished the 2006 season in 3rd place of the West Division of the American League. They had two players feature in the 2006 All-Star Game: Michael Young who in his 3rd appearance was named the All Star Game's Most Valuable Player; and Gary Matthews, Jr. making his first appearance.[citation needed]

Offseason[edit]

  • December 8, 2005: Termel Sledge was traded by the Washington Nationals with Armando Galarraga and Brad Wilkerson to the Texas Rangers for Alfonso Soriano.
  • January 6, 2006: Termel Sledge was traded by the Texas Rangers with Adrian Gonzalez and Chris Young to the San Diego Padres for Billy Killian (minors), Adam Eaton and Akinori Otsuka.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day Starters[edit]

All Star Ian Kinsler
  • Rod Barajas, C
  • Mark Teixeira, 1B
  • Ian Kinsler, 2B*
  • Hank Blalock, 3B
  • Michael Young, SS
  • Brad Wilkerson, LF
  • Laynce Nix, CF
  • Kevin Mench, RF
  • Phil Nevin, DH
  • Kevin Millwood, RHP

*Rookie

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 93 69 0.574 49–32 44–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 4 45–36 44–37
Texas Rangers 80 82 0.494 13 39–42 41–40
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 15 44–37 34–47


Notable transactions[edit]

  • July 28, 2006: Carlos Lee was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers with Nelson Cruz to the Texas Rangers for Laynce Nix, Kevin Mench, Francisco Cordero, and Julian Cordero (minors).[2]
  • August 4, 2006: Randall Simon was signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.[3]
  • September 1, 2006: Randall Simon was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Texas Rangers.[3]

Roster[edit]

2006 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game Log[edit]

2006 game log


Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
SS Michael Young 162 691 217 .314 14 103
CF Gary Matthews, Jr. 147 620 194 .313 19 79
RF Mark DeRosa 136 520 154 .296 13 74
1B Mark Teixeira 162 628 177 .282 33 110
3B Hank Blalock 152 591 157 .266 16 89

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Only pitchers who qualified for the ERA title have been listed

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Vicente Padilla 33 200 15 10 4.50 156
Kevin Millwood 34 186.2 16 12 4.52 157

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Team statistics[edit]

Positions in brackets are in league with other MLB teams

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; R = Runs; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Team G AB H R Avg. HR RBI
Rangers 162 5659 (3rd) 1571 (6th) 835 (6th) .278 (6th) 183 (13th) 799 (7th)
Opponents 162 5601 1558 784 .278 162 750

Pitching[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts; SHO = Shutouts

Team G IP W L ERA SO SHO
Rangers 162 1431.1 (22nd) 80 (15th) 82 (15th) 4.60 (18th) 972 (25th) 8 (18th)

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League Tim Ireland and Mike Boulanger
AA Frisco RoughRiders Texas League Darryl Kennedy
A Bakersfield Blaze California League Carlos Subero
A Clinton LumberKings Midwest League Andy Fox
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Mike Micucci
Rookie AZL Rangers Arizona League Pedro López

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sledgte01.shtml
  2. ^ Carlos Lee Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b Randall Simon Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com

External links[edit]