2006 Texas Rangers season
|2006 Texas Rangers|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Jon Daniels|
(Tom Grieve, Josh Lewin)
(Eric Nadel, Victor Rojas)
(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.
- 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.
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
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||89||73||0.549||4||45–36||44–37|
Record vs. opponents
2006 American League Records
- 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).
- August 4, 2006: Randall Simon was signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
- September 1, 2006: Randall Simon was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Texas Rangers.
|2006 Texas Rangers|
|2006 game log|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|CF||Gary Matthews, Jr.||147||620||194||.313||19||79|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
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
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
|Rangers||162||5659 (3rd)||1571 (6th)||835 (6th)||.278 (6th)||183 (13th)||799 (7th)|
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
|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|
|A-Short Season||Spokane Indians||Northwest League||Mike Micucci|
|Rookie||AZL Rangers||Arizona League||Pedro López|