The 2016 Texas Rangers: Where are they now?

Chris Giles
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 03: Delino DeShields #3 of the Texas Rangers looks on before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 3, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won 3-2. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 03: Delino DeShields #3 of the Texas Rangers looks on before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 3, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won 3-2. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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Where are they now: 2016 Texas Rangers position players

Robinson Chirinos was the primary catcher for the Texas Rangers in 2016.  Chirinos was in his 4th season with Texas.  In 57 games, Chirinos hit for a .224 AVG, nine HR, and 20 RBI’s.  Chirinos played two more seasons in Texas before electing free agency.  Chirinos played the 2019 season in Houston, then returned to split 2020 between Texas and the New York Mets.  In 2021, Chirinos played for the Chicago Cubs.  Chirinos is currently a free agent.

Mitch Moreland was the starting 1B for the Rangers in 2016.  Moreland was in his 7th season playing for the Rangers.  Moreland played 147 games and hit for a .233 AVG, 22 HR, and 60 RBI’s.  Moreland was 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.

Rougned Odor was the starting 2B for Texas in 2016.  Odor was in his 3rd season in Texas.  In 150 games, Odor hit for a .271 AVG, 33 HR, 88 RBI’s, and 14 SB.  Odor played four more seasons in Texas before being traded to the New York Yankees in April 2021.  In November, the Yankees released Odor and he signed a free agent contract to play with Baltimore in 2022.

Elvis Andrus was the starting SS for the Rangers in 2016.  Andrus was in his 8th season playing with Texas.  Andrus played 147 games and hit for a .302 AVG, eight HR, 69 RBI’s, and 24 SB.  Andrus would play four 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 2016.  Beltre was playing in his 6th season in Texas.  In 153 games, Beltre hit for .300 AVG, 32 HR, and 104 RBI’s.  Beltre played two more seasons in Texas and retired from MLB after the 2018 season.

Ryan Rua was the starting LF for Texas in 2016.  Rua was in his 3rd season playing for Texas.  In 99 games, Rua hit for a .258 AVG, with eight HR and 22 RBI’s.  Rua played his entire five year MLB career with the Rangers, ending in 2018.

Ian Desmond signed a one year contract to play CF for Texas in 2016.  Desmond represented Texas in the All-Star game.  In 156 games, Desmond hit for a .285 AVG, with 22 HR, 86 RBI’s, and 21 SB.  Desmond became a free agent after 2016 and played three seasons with Colorado.  Desmond sat out 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is now a free agent.

Nomar Mazara was a rookie RF for the Rangers in 2016.  In 145 games, Mazara hit for a .266 AVG, with 20 HR, and 64 RBI’s.  Mazara played three more seasons in Texas before he was traded to the Chicago White Sox.  After leaving Texas, Mazara played one season with the White Sox and one season with Detroit.  He is currently a member of the San Diego Padres.

Prince Fielder was  the primary DH for Texas in 2016.  It was Fielder’s 3rd season playing for the Rangers.  In 89 games, Fielder hit for a .212 AVG, with eight HR, and 44 RBI’s.  Fielder played half of the season before announcing that a 2nd neck surgery would not allow him to continue playing baseball.

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