Here are some of the key players for the AL West champion Texas Rangers as they enter the American League Divisional Series on Friday:

-- Richard Durrett

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CATCHER

WT: 200 lbs. HT: 5-11
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: July 19, 1978
BIRTHPLACE: Caracas, Venezuela

Was 4-for-9 in limited action in the ALCS. ... Played in the 2007 World Series with the Rockies and was 2-for-14. ... Came into season as starting catcher, but platoon with Napoli helped keep both fresher in the oppressive Texas heat. ... His 28 percent caught stealing rate is top-five in the AL.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
Career 907 2875 306 737 56 339 .256 .379 .694