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2006 Texas Rangers season

2006 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Arlington, Texas (since 1972)
  • 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

    • 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

    Opening Day starters

    • 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

    Template:MLB standings


    Notable transactions

    • 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

    2006 Texas Rangers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Game Log

    2006 game log


    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    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

    Starting pitchers

    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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    Team statistics

    Positions in brackets are in league with other MLB teams

    Batting

    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

    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

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    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