Where are they now: 2014 Texas Rangers Bench
Michael Choice was in his 1st of two seasons in Texas in 2014. Choice was a reserve OF for the Rangers. In 86 games, Choice hit for a .182 AVG, with nine HR, 36 RBI’s, and one SB. Choice played one game in 2015 before being assigned to AAA then traded to Cleveland in August. Choice played in three minor league organizations before signing to play in Mexico in 2018. Choice bounced around between teams in Mexico before signing to play in the Atlantic League last August. He was released in September and at 32, is currently a free agent.
J.P. Arencibia was in his only season in Texas in 2014. Arencibia was a backup C/1B for the Rangers. In 62 games, Arencibia hit for a .177 AVG, with 10 HR and 35 RBI’s. In October, Arencibia was granted free agency. In 2015, Arencibia played 24 games with Tampa Bay. He is currently a studio analyst for Bally Sports Florida.
Daniel Robertson was a rookie backup outfielder for the Texas Rangers in 2014. In 70 games, Robertson hit for a .271 AVG, with 21 RBI’s, and six SB. In November 2014, Robertson was traded to the Los Angeles Angels. After being traded by Texas, Robertson played for three teams in three years and played his final MLB game for Cleveland in 2017. Robertson is currently a bench coach in the lower-levels of the Cleveland organization.
Adam Rosales was in his second partial season in Texas in 2014. Rosales was a utility player for Texas. In 56 games, Rosales hit for a .262 AVG, with four HR, 19 RBI’s, and four SB. Rosales played one more season in Texas before being released by the Rangers. After leaving Texas, Rosales played for four teams in three years. Rosales played his final MLB game for Cleveland in 2018. Rosales is currently a minor league coach in the Oakland organization.
Donnie Murphy was playing in his only season in Texas in 2014. Murphy was a utility infielder for the Rangers. In 45 games, Murphy hit for a .196 AVG, with four HR and 14 RBI’s. Murphy was released by the Rangers in July 2014. Murphy played in the minors for three different organizations before he was released for a final time in 2015.
Luis Sardinas was a rookie utility infielder for Texas in 2014. In 43 games, Sardinas hit for a .261 AVG, with eight RBI’s, and five SB. In January 2015, Sardinas was traded to Milwaukee. After leaving Texas, Sardinas played for four different MLB teams before playing his final MLB game for Baltimore in 2018. Sardinas is currently a member of the Mariachis de Guadalajara in the Mexican League.
Chris Gimenez played part of the 2014 season as the backup cather in Texas. In 33 games, Gimenez hit for a .262 AVG, with 11 RBI’s. Gimenez bounced around between four teams over the last five years of his MLB career, playing his final game for Minnesota in 2018. Since 2018, Gimenez has been the Game Planning Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jim Adduci was playing in his 2nd partial season as a utility OF for the Rangers in 2014. In 44 games, Adduci hit for a .168 AVG, with one HR, eight RBI’s, and three SB. Adduci played two seasons in Detroit, followed by two games for the Chicago Cubs in 2018. He made an unsuccessful attempt at a comeback in the Rangers organization in 2020. Adduci is currently the run production coordinator for the Chicago Cubs.
Ryan Rua was a rookie who played OF/1B for Texas in 2014. In 28 games, Rua hit for a .295 AVG, with two HR, 14 RBI’s, and one SB. Rua played his entire five year MLB career with the Rangers, ending in 2018.
Jake Smolinski was a rookie reserve OF for the Rangers in 2014. In 24 games, Smolinski hit for a .349 AVG, with three HR, and 12 RBI’s. Smolinski split the next four seasons of his MLB career between Texas and Oakland. Smolinski played AAA in the Tampa Bay organization for part of 2019 before he was granted his release and finished his career playing the remainder of the season for the NC Dinos in the KBO.