The 2013 Texas Rangers: Where are they now?

Chris Giles
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 24: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 24: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 24, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Where are they now: 2013 Texas Rangers position players

A.J. Pierzynski was the #1 catcher for Texas during the 2013 season.  Pierzynski played 134 games, had a .272 AVG, with 17 HR and 70 RBI’s.  At the end of his only season in Texas, Pierzynski was granted free agency.  After leaving Texas, Pierzynski played three more seasons for three teams.  Prior to the 2018 season, Pierzynski announced his retirement from baseball.  Since 2017, Pierzynski has been a full-time analyst with FOX.

Mitch Moreland played 1B for the Rangers in 2013.  Moreland was in his 4th season playing for the Rangers.  Moreland played 147 games and hit for a .232 AVG, 23 HR, and 60 RBI’s.  Moreland played three more seasons in Texas before being granted free agency after the 2016 season.  After leaving Texas, Moreland has played five more seasons for three teams and is currently a free agent.

Ian Kinsler played 2B for the Rangers in 2013.  Kinsler was in his 8th and final season with Texas. In 136 games, Kinsler hit for a .277 AVG, 13 HR, 72 RBI’s, and 15 SB.  After the 2013 season, Kinsler was traded to the Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder.  Kinsler would play six more MLB seasons before retiring in 2019.  In 2021, Kinsler played for the Israeli national team at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Elvis Andrus was the starting SS for the Rangers in 2013.  Andrus was in his 5th season playing with Texas.  Andrus played 156 games and hit for a .271 AVG, four home runs, 67 RBI’s, and 42 SB.  Andrus would play seven more seasons in Texas before being traded to Oakland.  Andrus played his first season in Oakland in 2021 and will return to play for the A’s in 2022.

Adrian Beltre was the starting 3B for the Rangers in 2013.  Beltre was playing in his third season in Arlington.  In 161 games, Beltre led the AL with 199 hits, had a .315 AVG, 30 HR, and 92 RBI’s.  Beltre played five more seasons in Texas and retired from MLB after the 2018 season.

David Murphy was the primary LF for Texas in 2013.  Murphy was playing in his 7th and final season for the Rangers.  In 142 games, Murphy hit for a .220 AVG, 13 HR, 42 RBI’s, and one SB.  Murphy was granted free agency after the 2013 season.  Murphy played parts of two seasons in Cleveland and part of one season for the Los Angeles Angels.  Murphy played his last MLB game in 2015.

Leonys Martin was the primarily CF for Texas in 2013.  Martin was in his 3rd season, but his 1st full season in MLB.  In 147 games, Martin hit for a .260 AVG with eight HR, 49 RBI’s, and 36 SB.  Martin played two additional seasons in Texas before he was traded to Seattle prior to the 2016 season.  After leaving Texas, Martin played four seasons with four teams.  Martin played his final MLB game in 2019.  Now 33, Martin is currently playing for Chiba in the NPB in Japan.

Nelson Cruz was the primary RF for Texas in 2012.  Cruz was playing his 8th season for the Rangers.  Cruz represented Texas in the All-Star game.  In 109 games, Cruz hit for a .266 AVG, 27 HR, 76 RBI’s, and five SB.  At the end of the season, Cruz was granted free agency.  Cruz has played eight additional seasons in MLB with five teams since the 2013 season.  Cruz is now 41 and is currently a free agent.

Lance Berkman replaced Michael Young as the DH in 2013.  Berkman only played 73 games hitting for a .242 AVG, with six HR and 34 RBI’s.  At the end of the season, Berkman was granted free agency, and at 37, played his final MLB game with Texas.

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