Where are they now? 2015 Texas Rangers bench
Leonys Martin was relegated to being a backup OF for Texas in 2015. Martin was in his 5th season playing with the Rangers. In 95 games, Martin hit for a .219 AVG with five HR, 25 RBI’s, and 14 SB. Martin 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.
Adam Rosales was in his 3rd season in Texas in 2015. Rosales was a utility infielder for the Rangers. In 53 games, Rosales hit for a .228 AVG, with three HR, seven RBI’s, and four SB. Rosales was released by the Rangers in August. 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.
Joey Gallo was a rookie with Texas in 2015. At 21, Gallo was called up from AAA to play 36 games with the Rangers. Gallo hit for a .204 AVG, with six HR, 14 RBI’s, and three SB. Gallo played parts of six more seasons in Texas before he was traded to the New York Yankees in 2021. Gallo is currently a member of the Yankees.
Carlos Corporan was traded to Texas prior to the 2015 season. Corporan was one of the the backup catchers for the Rangers. In 33 games, Corporan hit for a .178 AVG, with three HR and 15 RBI’s. After the 2015 season, Corporan played MILB for several organizations including 2018 in Mexico.
Chris Gimenez played the 2015 season as one of the backup catchers in Texas. In 36 games, Gimenez hit for a .255 AVG, with five HR, 14 RBI’s, and two SB. 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.
Hanser Alberto was a rookie infielder for Texas in 2015. In 41 games, Alberto hit for a .222 AVG, with four RBI’s and one SB. Alberto played two more seasons in Texas. He was claimed by the New York Yankees following the 2018 season. Alberto played two seasons in Baltimore before playing his 2021 season with the Kansas City Royals. Alberto is currently a free agent.
Mike Napoli was traded to the Texas Rangers from Boston just after the trade deadline in 2015. This was Napoli’s second tour of duty with the Rangers. In 35 games, Napoli hit for a .295 AVG, with five HR and 10 RBI’s. Napoli was granted free agency at the end of the season and signed with Cleveland. He played one final MLB season with Texas in 2017. Napoli made several comeback attempts with Cleveland during the 2018 season but was injured during a rehab assignment and did not play in the MLB again. Napoli announced his retirement in December 2018.
Bobby Wilson was selected off waivers by the Texas Rangers prior to the trade deadline in 2015. Wilson acted as one of the backup cathers with the Rangers. In 31 games, Wilson hit for a .221 AVG, with one HR and 10 RBI’s. Wilson bounced around between several teams including Texas in 2016 before playing his final MLB game with Detroit in 2019. Wilson is currently the catching coordinator for the Texas Rangers.
Ryan Rua was in his 2nd partial season playing for Texas in 2015. In 28 games, Rua hit for a .193 AVG, with four HR and seven RBI’s. Rua played his entire five year MLB career with the Rangers, ending in 2018.
Carlos Peguero started the 2015 season with Texas. In 30 games, Peguero hit for a .186 AVG, with four HR, nine RBI’s, and two SB. Boston purchased Peguero in May and he only played four games with the Red Sox. Peguero also played in the St. Louis organization in 2016. For the remainder of his career, Peguero played in Japan, Mexico, and Korea before he played his last professional game on a return to Mexico in 2020.
Will Venable was traded to the Texas Rangers after the 2015 trade deadline. In 37 games, Venable hit for a .182 AVG, with three RBI’s and five SB. After the season, Venable was granted free agency. After leaving Texas, Venable signed with several teams before playing his final MLB game with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016. Venable is the current bench coach for the Boston Red Sox.
Jake Smolinski was in his 2nd partial season playing for the Rangers in 2015. In 35 games, Smolinski hit for a .133 AVG, with one HR, six RBI’s, and one SB. In June, Smolinski was selected off waivers by Oakland and played parts of four seasons in 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.