Texas Rangers April Report Card

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29: Delino DeShields
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29: Delino DeShields /
1 of 5
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 20: Adrian Beltre
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 20: Adrian Beltre /

The Texas Rangers are off to a poor start. Injuries have a lot to do with it; however, much of what the team can control has gone astray as well. How were they graded in the month of April?

The first month of the MLB regular season is in the books. For the Texas Rangers, that’s probably a relief. April was a bad month for Texas. They finished with an 11-19 record, finding themselves in the cellar of the American League West, nine games out of first place.

From a wildcard perspective, sizzling starts from the Astros, Angels, Yankees and Red Sox make for a bleak outlook as well.

The path to success was an uphill climb from the get go. After all, the Rangers play in the same division as the defending World Series champs. However, crippling injuries to Texas’ two most consistent hitters, along with one of their top power hitters, have made the climb much steeper.

Though, the season is only a month in; there is plenty of time to recover. Injuries have been unfortunate, but none of the disabled players have been lost for the season. Better baseball could be on the horizon. As for April, the Texas Rangers report card is underwhelming.