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2006 Texas Rangers season


2006 Texas Rangers season

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.


  • 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


Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 93 69 .574
Los Angeles Angels 89 73 4 .549
Texas Rangers 80 82 13 .494
Seattle Mariners 78 84 15 .481

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]


2006 Texas Rangers
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Game Log

2006 game log

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

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


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


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


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

Rangers 162 1431.1 (22nd) 80 (15th) 82 (15th) 4.60 (18th) 972 (25th) 8 (18th)

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

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


External links

  • 2006 Texas Rangers team page at
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