2006 Texas Rangers season

2006 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–82 (.494)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Hicks
General manager(s) Jon Daniels
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.

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

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 9369 0.574 49–32 44–37
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8973 0.549 4 45–36 44–37
Texas Rangers 8082 0.494 13 39–42 41–40
Seattle Mariners 7884 0.481 15 44–37 34–47

Record vs. opponents

2006 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Baltimore 3–152–54–23–35–14–63–67–122–44–613–63–68–119–9
Boston 15–34–23–43–34–53–31–58–113–74–610–95–47–1216–2
Chicago 5–22–48–1112–711–86–39–102–43–35–43–35–55–414–4
Cleveland 2–44–311–86–1310–84–58–113–43–64–56–15–44–28–10
Detroit 3–33–37–1213–614–43–511–82–55–46–35–35–53–315–3
Kansas City 1–55–48–118–104–143–77–122–74–53–51–53–33–410–8
Los Angeles 6–43–33–65–45–37–34–26–411–810–97–211–84–67–11
Minnesota 6–35–110–911–88–1112–72–43–36–45–36–14–52–516–2
New York 12–711–84–24–35–27–24–63–33–63–313–58–210–810–8
Oakland 4–27–33–36–34–55–48–114–66–317–26–39–106–48–10
Seattle 6–46–44–55–43–65–39–103–53–32–176–38–114–514–4
Tampa Bay 6–139–103–31–63–55–12–71–65–133–63–63–66–1211–7
Texas 6–34–55–54–55–53–38–115–42–810–911–86–34–27–11
Toronto 11–812–74–52–43–34–36–45–28–104–65–412–62–49–9

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[4] 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
SSMichael Young162691217.31414103
CFGary Matthews, Jr.147620194.3131979
RFMark DeRosa136520154.2961374
1BMark Teixeira162628177.28233110
3BHank Blalock152591157.2661689

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 Padilla3320015104.50156
Kevin Millwood34186.216124.52157

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
Rangers1625659 (3rd)1571 (6th)835 (6th).278 (6th)183 (13th)799 (7th)
Opponents16256011558784.278162750

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
Rangers1621431.1 (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
A-Short Season Spokane Indians Northwest League Mike Micucci
Rookie AZL Rangers Arizona League Pedro López

References

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