9 Texas Rangers players who will not be back in 2024

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman
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Travis Jankowski

Travis Jankowski is in a similar boat to Robbie Grossman. He's a journeyman and a depth option for the Rangers outfield who put up solid but not exceptional numbers in the regular season and had a few productive at-bats in the postseason, including a two-run double in Game 4 of the World Series. Unfortunately, also like Grossman, it seems like the emergence of Evan Carter will leave Jankowski without a spot as well. The $1.25 million the Rangers paid Jankowski in 2023 may seem like a drop in the bucket for a $250 million team, but if the Rangers plan to keep going after high-priced free agents like they did with Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer, they'll need all the money they can get.

He endeared himself to fans last year with the New York Mets, when a quote — "no one's wearing my jersey... [but] I understand my role and I’m happy to be in this role" — led his entire team to take the field in Jankowski shirts. It made the rounds on social media again this year, ahead of the Rangers World Series win, and hopefully things like that will help see that Jankowski has a future in baseball, even if it's not in Texas.