Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/25/13
After the historic collapse last season, the Texas Rangers relinquished their season long hold on first place and ended up losing the AL West to the Oakland A’s. After the Baltimore Orioles finished off the Rangers in the playoffs, the 2012 season ended very swiftly for a team that had hopes of returning to the World Series for the third straight year. After the season, there were many question marks surrounding the team’s roster and many wondered how the off-season would play out. This past off-season was one of the busiest for the Rangers in a long time. With the contracts of superstar Josh Hamilton and fan favorite Mike Napoli expiring, the Rangers faithful knew the 2013 Rangers would look a lot different. Below is a sum of the Rangers key off-season departures and arrivals and how they have preformed through the first month of the regular season.  Catchers: Depart: Mike Napoli   .274 AVG 4 HR 26 RBI .330 OBP Yorvit Torrealba   .300 AVG 0 HR 4 RBI .481 OBP (Only 9 games...
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