The 2020 Texas Rangers: Where are they now?

Chris Giles
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Joey Gallo #13 after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 21, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Joey Gallo #13 after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 21, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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During the month of February, I am going to be posting a series called “Where are they now?”.  In this series, the rosters for the Texas Rangers teams will be investigated.  In the 9th installment, players from the 2020 team will be examined. (All stats used were extracted from baseball-reference.com)

The pandemic-shortened season saw the Texas Rangers win 22 of 60 games, once again last place in the AL West.  This would be the 4th of five consecutive losing seasons for the Texas Rangers.

2020 Texas Rangers Starting Pitching

Lance Lynn was in his 2nd season in Texas in 2020.  In 13 starts, Lynn pitched 84.0 innings, had a record of 6-3 with a 3.32 ERA.  After the 2020 season, Lynn was traded to the Chicago White Sox in the deal that brought Dane Dunning to Texas.

Kyle Gibson was in his 1st season in Texas in 2020.  In 12 starts, Gibson pitched 67.1 innings, had a record of 2-6, and a 5.35 ERA.  Gibson started 2021 with Texas before he was traded to Philadelphia at the trade deadline.  Gibson is currently a member of the Phillies starting rotation.

Jordan Lyles was in his 1st season in Texas in 2020.  In 12 games, including nine starts, Lyles pitched 57.2 innings, had a record of 1-6, with a 7.02 ERA.  Lyles pitched for the Rangers in 2021 and is currently a free agent.

Mike Minor was in his 3rd season in Texas in 2020.  In seven starts, Minor had a record of 0-5 with a 5.60 ERA.  Minor was traded to Oakland on August 31, 2020 in a deal that brought Texas MILB Player-of-the-Year, Dustin Harris, to the Rangers organization.  Minor had four starts with Oakland in 2020, and then was granted free agency.  Minor returned to Kansas City after the 2020 season and is currently a member of the Royals starting rotation.

Kolby Allard was in his 3rd season pitching for Texas in 2020.  In 11 games, including eight starts, Allard pitched 33.2 innings, had a record of 0-6 with a 7.75 ERA.  Allard is currently a member of the Texas Rangers.

Kyle Cody was a rookie pitcher for the Texas Rangers in 2020.  In eight games, including five starts, Cody had a record of 1-1, with a 1.59 ERA.  Now 27, Cody continues to be a member of the Texas Rangers organization.

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