Top 10 Texas Rangers players who only played one season in Arlington

Chris Giles
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 07: Ian Desmond #20 of the Texas Rangers singles home a run in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in game two of the American League Divison Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 7, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 07: Ian Desmond #20 of the Texas Rangers singles home a run in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in game two of the American League Divison Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 7, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /
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#6- Aurelio Rodriguez (1970)

GP: 142

AB: 547

R: 64

H: 135

HR: 19

RBI: 76

SB: 15/20

AVG: .247

OBP: .300

Aurelio Rodriguez was the first A-Rod to play for the Texas Rangers.  Rodriguez started his career when he was 19, playing for the California Angels.  After 17 games into the 1970 season, Rodriguez was traded to the Washington Senators.

In October 1970, Rodriguez was involved in an eight player trade with the Detroit Tigers.  Rodriguez was regarded as the best player in this blockbuster trade with Detroit.

For his career, Rodriguez played 17 seasons in MLB, including nine seasons manning the hot corner in Detroit.

Rodriguez played 2,017 games, hit 124 HR, collected 648 RBI, and added 35 SB.

In 1976, Rodriguez won the Gold Glove Award.  In 1995, Rodriguez was inducted into the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México).

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