9 Texas Rangers players who will not be back in 2024

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman / Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY
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Mitch Garver

After being the guy behind some thrilling moments in the postseason, Mitch Garver's departure from the Rangers will be felt. He came second in RBI for Texas, which includes four runs off a grand slam in the ALDS. However, it just makes sense for the Rangers not to keep him. In the 2022 regular season, he only appeared in 54 games after he needed surgery in his forearm and went onto the 60-day IL in July. His appearances only went up a tic in 2023, with 87, either as DH or as backup to catcher Jonah Heim.

With Heim in arbitration this year and expecting a raise, it just makes sense to not keep Garver. On the DH side, Ezequiel Duran had a pretty good year first full year at the plate, slashing .262/.309/.417. Garver actually has him beat there, with .270/.370/.500, but he also had fewer plate appearances, is older, and will probably be asking for more than the $3.9 million the Rangers paid him this year, given his postseason heroics, all of which point to his departure from Arlington.