12 players you forgot were on the Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Texas Rangers walks off the field after thunder and a lightning strike during play against the Minnesota Twins at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 8, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Texas Rangers walks off the field after thunder and a lightning strike during play against the Minnesota Twins at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 8, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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RHP Jason Grilli and 3B Will Middlebrooks- 2017 Texas Rangers

Believe it or not, this would be Jason Grilli’s second stint with the Texas Rangers in 2017, the other being in 2009.

Grilli was a former All-Star with the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2013, saving 33 games and posting a 2.70 ERA for the Buccos.

That would not be the same player the Rangers got again in 2017. Grilli pitched to a 5.59 ERA and allowed 13 runs in 19.1 innings. He did record 11.6 K/9 over the course of his 20 games in Arlington, though.

This would be the last stop for Grilli in his big league career.

Will Middlebrooks was a former Red Sox top prospect that never panned out in the big leagues. Middlebrooks played in 22 games for the Rangers in 2017 and hit .211 with two doubles and triples over that stretch.

His time in Texas would also mark the end of his big league career.

Honorable Mentions: RHPs Ernesto Frieri and A.J. Griffin, as well as UTIL Drew Robinson.

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