The Rangers All-Come-Home Team
P Ferguson Jenkins – He was always a No. 1 starter.
P Kenny Rogers – His third tour with the Rangers yielded 32 wins in 2004-05. The Rangers were so thrilled with what he did for the franchise that they put him in the club’s Hall of Fame.
P Darren Oliver – He also had three tours with the Rangers. Two as a starter and the last as setup reliever on World Series teams.
P Danny Darwin – Quick stop in Texas in 1995 was unremarkable
P Rick Honeycutt – A No. 1 starter in 1982, left-handed setup in 1994
P Colby Lewis – Failed prospect, tremendous comeback after two years in Japan.
P Paul Lindblad – Left-handed setup reliever before they were in vogue
P Jeff Russell – All-Star as a starter and reliever in 1988-89. Solid as setup in 1996.
C Ivan Rodriguez – He had a 28-game cameo for the Rangers in 2009, then signed with the Nationals. The Rangers used the compensation pick to draft Luke Jackson.
C Jim Sundberg – He played more than expected in 1988-89 before retiring
1B Rafael Palmeiro – His second tour was tremendous. Then he went back to Baltimore and it all fell apart.
2B Frank Catalanotto – Always a solid player, especially with the bat.
SS Toby Harrah – He had two good seasons in 1985-86 before retiring.
SS Kevin Elster – He could not repeat his magical 1996 again in 1998
3B Buddy Bell – He came back in 1989 but a knee injury cut his final season short.
3B Steve Buechele – A cameo in 1995 did not work out.
OF Juan Gonzalez – He was supposed to be part of an explosive offense in 2002-03 but his second tour was marred by injuries.
OF Sammy Sosa – He gave the Rangers a little offense in 2007 in the start of the great rebuilding program.
OF Ruben Sierra – Mainly a designated hitter in the twilight of his career.