Here are some of the key players for the AL West champion Texas Rangers as they enter the American League Divisional Series on Friday:
THIRD BASEWT: 220 lbs. HT: 5-11
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: Apr. 7, 1979
BIRTHPLACE: Santo Domingo, Dom. Republic
Batted just .222 (6-for-27) with 10 Ks in ALCS, but had three doubles. &Has never played in a World Series. ... Joined Dean Palmer (1996) and Hank Blalock (2004) as the only Rangers 3B with at least 30 homers and 100 RBIs in a season, despite missing 35 games. ... Hit 23 HRs at home, most in majors. ... Hit 300th homer on Sept. 11 vs. Oakland. ... Had career-best 19-game hitting streak.