2012 Texas Rangers season

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2012 Texas Rangers
A.L. Wild Card
Texas Rangers Insignia.svg
Cap insignia for the 2012 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Nolan Ryan
Manager(s) Ron Washington
Local television Fox Sports Southwest
KTXA
(Steve Busby, Tom Grieve)
Local radio KESN ESPN Radio 103.3 FM (English)
(Eric Nadel, Matt Hicks, Bryan Dolgin)
KZMP 1540 AM (Spanish)
(Eleno Orlenas, Jerry Romo)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2012 Texas Rangers season was the 52nd season in the overall history of the franchise and the 41st since the team relocated to Arlington, Texas. The Rangers entered the season as the two-time defending champions of the American League and the AL West. They led most of the season and had a 13 game lead on June 30 but faltered down the stretch. They finished 93-69 but were swept in the last series of the season by the Oakland Athletics and wound up second to the Athletics in the division. They then lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the Wild Card Game and were eliminated from the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • October 31, 2011: The team exercised its club options on Colby Lewis and Yoshinori Tateyama, while also announcing that the entire coaching staff would return for 2012.[1][2]
  • November 2, 2011: RHP Darren O'Day was claimed on waivers by the Baltimore Orioles [3][4][5]
  • November 21, 2011: The club signed RHP Joe Nathan to a two-year $14.5 million deal with an option for a third year. He will be the team's closer and subsequently bump RHP Neftalí Feliz into the starting rotation. Nathan leaves the Minnesota Twins after becoming the all-time saves leader for the franchise over 9 seasons with the club.[6]
  • December 1, 2011: Taylor Teagarden was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league RHP Randy Henry and a player to be named later. On December 8, 2011, the player was identified as minor league 2B Greg Miclat.[7][8]
  • December 19, 2011: The team won the negotiating rights to Japanese RHP Yu Darvish for $51.7 million through the Posting system. The Rangers will have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Darvish, if no agreement is reached, then the posting fee is returned to the club and Darvish will return to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters for the 2012 season.[9]
  • December 21, 2011: C Luis Martinez acquired from the San Diego Padres for minor league RHP Ryan Kelly. Martinez will be put on the 40-man roster.[10]
  • January 5, 2012: The Rangers traded infielder Chad Tracy to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for RHP Greg Reynolds. Reynolds was assigned to Triple A Round Rock.
  • January 18, 2012: The Rangers and Japanese RHP Yu Darvish agreed on a six year, $60 million contract. The contract was signed 15 minutes before a 4:00pm CST deadline. Yu was formally introduced to the organization with a press conference on January 20.

Roster[edit]

2012 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Season standings[edit]

American League West[edit]

American League West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580 50–31 44–37
Texas Rangers 93 69 0.574 1 50–31 43–38
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 5 46–35 43–38
Seattle Mariners 75 87 0.463 19 40–41 35–46


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Winners W L Pct.
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 93 69 0.574
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 4
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 8
Seattle Mariners 75 87 0.463 18
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 20
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 21
Boston Red Sox 69 93 0.426 24
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 25
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27


Record vs. opponents[edit]

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 13–5 6–2 4–4 3–3 5–4 2–7 5–2 9–9 4–5 8–1 10–8 2–5 11–7 11–7
Boston 5–13 6–2 5–3 5–5 4–3 0–6 4–3 5–13 1–8 5–4 9–9 2–6 7–11 11–7
Chicago 2–6 2–6 11–7 6–12 6–12 3–5 14–4 5–2 3–3 8–1 4–3 6–3 6–4 9–9
Cleveland 4–4 3–5 7–11 10–8 8–10 5–4 6–12 1–5 2–8 4–4 4–4 4–5 2–4 8–10
Detroit 3–3 5–5 12–6 8–10 13–5 5–5 10–8 4–6 4–3 1–5 5–2 3–7 4–2 11–7
Kansas City 4–5 3–4 12–6 10–8 5–13 4–5 7–11 3–4 5–4 1–7 4–2 4–5 2–6 8–10
Los Angeles 7–2 6–0 5–3 4–5 5–5 5–4 6–3 4–5 9–10 11–8 1–9 10–9 4–4 12–6
Minnesota 2–5 3–4 4–14 12–6 8–10 11–7 3–6 3–4 4–5 2–8 1–5 2–8 2–5 9–9
New York 9–9 13–5 2–5 5–1 6–4 4–3 5–4 4–3 5–5 6–3 8–10 4–3 11–7 13–5
Oakland 5–4 8–1 3–3 8–2 3–4 4–5 10–9 5–4 5–5 12–7 5–4 11–8 5–4 10–8
Seattle 1–8 4–5 1–8 4–4 5–1 7–1 8–11 8–2 3–6 7–12 4–6 9–10 6–3 8–10
Tampa Bay 8–10 9–9 3–4 4–4 2–5 2–4 9–1 5–1 10–8 4–5 6–4 5–4 14–4 9–9
Texas 5–2 6–2 3–6 5–4 7–3 5–4 9–10 8–2 3–4 8–11 10–9 4–5 6–3 14–4
Toronto 7–11 11–7 4–6 4–2 2–4 6–2 4–4 5–2 7–11 4–5 3–6 4–14 3–6 9–9


Game log[edit]

Legend
Rangers Win Rangers Loss Game Postponed
2012 Game Log (93–69)

Postseason[edit]

Wild Card Game[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore Orioles 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 8 2
Texas Rangers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 2
WP: Joe Saunders (1–0)   LP: Yu Darvish (0–1)


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League Bobby Jones
AA Frisco RoughRiders Texas League Steve Buechele
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Jason Wood
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Bill Richardson
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Tim Hulett
Rookie AZL Rangers Arizona League Corey Ragsdale

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Rangers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers exercise club option on Lewis | texasrangers.com: News". Texas.rangers.mlb.com. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Durrett, Richard (October 31, 2011). "Texas Rangers keep Colby Lewis in fold". ESPN. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Orioles claim Darren O'Day off waivers from Rangers | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Texas Rangers outright 5 players off roster, lose O’Day on waiver claim by Baltimore". Washington Post. November 2, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Former Rangers reliever Darren O'Day picked off waivers by Orioles". Dallas Morning News. November 2, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Joe Nathan agrees to deal to join the Texas Rangers | texasrangers.com: News". Texas.rangers.mlb.com. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ Richard DurrettESPNDallas.comFollowArchive (December 1, 2011). "Texas Rangers trade catcher Taylor Teagarden to Baltimore Orioles - ESPN Dallas". Espn.go.com. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Taylor Teagarden". [dead link]
  9. ^ "Rangers win rights to Darvish with record bid | texasrangers.com: News". Texas.rangers.mlb.com. June 19, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rangers acquire catcher Luis Martinez in a trade with San Diego | texasrangers.com: News". Texas.rangers.mlb.com. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 

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