During the month of February, I am going to be posting a series called “Where are they now?”. In this series, the rosters of some Texas Rangers teams will be investigated.
After losing the 2012 Wild Card game 5-1 to Baltimore, the Texas Rangers were looking to reclaim glory by winning the AL West Division. The team finished with a record of 91-72, good for 2nd in the AL West Division. Despite Texas having the 6th best record in the AL, the Rangers missed the playoffs, after three consecutive seasons in the playoffs.
Where are they now: 2013 Texas Rangers starting pitching
Derek Holland was in his 5th season with the Texas Rangers in 2013. Holland finished 213.0 innings in 33 starts, and had a record of 10-9 with a 3.42 ERA. Holland would pitch three more seasons with Texas before being granted free agency and signing with the Chicago White Sox in December 2016. Holland has also pitched for San Francisco, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. Holland is currently a free agent.
Yu Darvish was in his 2nd season with the Rangers in 2013. He also represented Texas in the All-Star game. Darvish finished 209.2 innings in 32 starts, and went 13-9 with a 2.83 ERA. Darvish would pitch parts of three more seasons in Texas before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2017. Darvish has also pitched for the Chicago Cubs and is a current member of the San Diego Padres.
Martin Perez was in his 2nd season with the Rangers in 2013. Perez compiled 124.1 innings in 20 starts, and went 10-6 with a 3.62 ERA. Perez pitched five more seasons for Texas before he was granted free agency after the 2018 season. Perez pitched one season in Minnesota and the last two seasons in Boston. Perez is currently a free agent.
Alexi Ogando was in his 4th season with the Rangers in 2013. Ogando pitched 104.1 innings in 23 games including 18 starts. Ogando had a 7-4 record and 3.11 ERA. Ogando pitched one more season in Texas and three more seasons of MLB with three teams, before playing his last MLB game with Cleveland in 2018.
Nick Tepesch was a rookie pitcher for Texas in 2013. Tepesch pitched 93.0 innings in 19 games including 17 starts. Tepesch had a 4-6 record and 4.84 ERA. Tepesch pitched one more season in Texas and two more seasons with three teams before pitching his final MLB game in 2017.
Justin Grimm pitched part of the 2013 in the starting rotation with Texas. Grimm pitched 89.0 innings in 17 starts, and went 7-7 with a 6.37 ERA. Grimm was traded to the Chicago Cubs in the deal that brought Matt Garza to Texas. Grimm pitched parts of five seasons in the Chicago bullpen and split the next two seasons between three teams. Grimm pitched his final MLB game in 2020.
Matt Garza was acquired before the trade deadline in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Garza pitched 84.1 innings in 13 starts, had a 4-5 record, and a 4.38 ERA with Texas. Garza was granted free agency after the 2013 season. Garza pitched four more seasons of MLB before pitching his final game in 2017.
Josh Lindblom was a member of the Rangers pitching staff in 2013. He was one of the players brought over from Philadelphia in the trade for Michael Young. Lindblom pitched 31.1 innings in eight games including five starts. Lindblom had a 1-3 record and a 5.46 ERA. After the 2013 season, Lindblom was traded and pitched for three different teams over the next eight seasons. Lindblom is currently a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
Matt Harrison was in his 6th season with the Rangers in 2013. After his All-Star season in 2012, Harrison was limited to 10.2 innings and two starts in 2013. Harrison had a 0-2 record and 8.44 ERA before he was sidelined for the remainder of the season. Harrison pitched parts of two more seasons for the Rangers before being traded in July 2015 in the deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that brought Cole Hamels to Texas. Harrison was injured at the time of the trade and did not pitch again in MLB. He was released by the Phillies in November 2016.