2010 Texas Rangers Bench
Going down the stretch, the Texas Rangers’ bench was primarily made up by five players. David Murphy played a platoon role and ended up playing over 100 games for the third consecutive season. In 2010, Murphy played 138 games, hit for a .291 AVG, 12 HR, 65 RBI’s and 14 SB. Murphy played 11 playoff games. In 27 AB, Murphy collected five hits, one home run and three RBI’s.
During the last half of the regular season, Bengie Molina split most of the catching duties with Treanor. Molina was acquired in July before the trade deadline as insurance at the catching position. Molina ended up playing 57 games with the Rangers in 2010 before retiring at age 35. While with the Rangers, Molina hit for a .240 BA, with two home runs and 19 RBI’s. Molina played 13 games during the playoffs. In 44 AB, Molina collected 12 hits for a .273 AVG, including two doubles, two home runs, and eight RBI’s.
Andreas Blanco was a utility infielder for the Rangers. In 69 games played in 2010, Blanco hit for a .277 AVG, with 10 doubles and 13 RBI’s. Blanco did not play during the playoffs.
In 2010, Chris Davis was in his third season playing for the Rangers. Davis was limited to 45 games while hitting for a .192 AVG, one home run and four RBI’s. Davis did not play during the playoffs.
Outfielder Jeff Francoeur was acquired from the New York Mets prior to the roster freeze and roster expansion on September 1. Francoeur played 15 games during the regular season for the Rangers and hit for a .340 AVG, with two home runs and 11 RBI’s. Francoeur played nine playoff games for the Rangers and only collected three hits in 24 AB.