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The Rangers
2005-04-22 12:00
by Cliff Corcoran
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Texas Rangers

2004 Record: 89-73 (.549)
2004 Pythagorean Record: 87-75 (.537)

Manager: Buck Showalter
General Manager: John Hart

Ballpark (2004 park factors): Ameriquest Field (111/109)

Who's replacing whom?

Richard Hidalgo replaces Eric Young and Brian Jordan
Greg Colbrunn replaces Brad Fullmer
Mark DeRosa replaces Herb Perry
Sandy Alomar Jr. replaces Geral Laird (minors)
Chris Young inherits the starts of Joaquin Benoit and R.A. Dickey (DL/bullpen)
Pedro Astacio replaces John Wasdin and various failed experiements
Matt Riley replaces Jay Powell and Jeff Nelson

Current Roster:

1B – Mark Teixeira
2B – Alfonso Soriano
SS – Michael Young
3B – Hank Blalock
C – Rod Barajas
RF – Richard Hidalgo
CF – Laynce Nix
LF – Kevin Mench
DH - David Dellucci

Bench:

S - Gary Matthews Jr. (OF)
R - Mark DeRosa (IF)
R - Sandy Alomar Jr. (C)
R - Chad Allen (OF)

Rotation:

R - Ryan Drese
L - Kenny Rogers
R - Chris Young
R - Chan Ho Park
R - Pedro Astacio

Bullpen:

R - Francisco Cordero
R - Carlos Almanzar
L - Brian Shouse
L - Ron Mahay
R - Doug Brocail
L - Matt Riley
R - Nick Regilio

DL:

R - Greg Colbrunn (1B)
R - Frank Francisco
R - Erasmo Ramirez
R - Joaquin Benoit
R - R.A. Dickey
R - Ryan Bukvich

Typical Line-up

R - Alfonso Soriano (2B)
L - Hank Blalock (3B)
R - Michael Young (SS)
S - Mark Teixeira (1B)
L - David Dellucci (DH)
R - Richard Hidalgo (RF)
R - Kevin Mench (LF)
L - Laynce Nix (CF)
R - Rod Barajas (C)

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