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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Brad Miller

Brad Miller, like Jake Odorizzi, spent most of 2023 on the IL. He went onto the 10-day in June with an oblique strain, then spent two weeks rehabbing in Triple-A. He didn't make an appearance in the majors again until July 24, and then he promptly went down again on Aug. 2 with a hamstring strain. He tried rehabbing again, but was moved to the 60-day in early September. The guy who came up to replace him, whose presence on the Rangers will be responsible for many of its moves this offseason, was Evan Carter.

With Miller, it's all the same old thing. There's just not a place for him on the team anymore, if he's even able to come back from his latest injury. He's a rare utility guy with a lot of years in the majors, but he's also clearly injury-prone, making it wiser to give bench bat positions to some new blood than keep a wild card around.