How 5 former Texas Rangers are doing with their new teams

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May 15, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
May 15, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 15, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
May 15, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /

As is par for the rebuilding course, the 2022 Texas Rangers look quite a bit different than their 2021 predecessors when it comes to roster construction. The additions of Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Jon Gray, Kole Calhoun, Brad Miller, Martin Perez, Mitch Garver and Garrett Richards alone count for nearly one-third of the roster in 2022, all players who weren’t here in 2021.

With so much turnover, however, comes the reality of former regulars for the Texas Rangers donning other uniforms across baseball. Let’s look at five prominent former Rangers from 2021 and how they’re doing on their new clubs in 2022.

How 5 former Texas Rangers are performing with their new clubs

5. Isiah Kiner-Falefa

First traded to the Minnesota Twins for Mitch Garver before being flipped to the Yankees, IKF is having a solid season in pinstripes thus far. His .277/.321/.658 triple slash is roughly in line with his career numbers at the plate, while mainly spending time at shortstop with New York.

You’re never going to get above-average production from Kiner-Falefa, but you’ll get a hard-working, versatile player who gives his all day in and day out. He’s a stopgap option for a team looking to plug a hole like the Yankees. But if the opportunity presents itself to upgrade (Corey Seager), you go for it.

And that’s exactly what the Rangers did.

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