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

Elvis Andrus Tim Heitman/US Presswire

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WT: 200 lbs. HT: 6-0
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: Aug. 26, 1988
BIRTHPLACE: Maracay, Venezuela

He hit the ball better near end of ALCS, ending up 6-for-25 with one RBI and one stolen base. ... Andrus had two hits in Game 3 of last year's World Series, the Rangers' only win, but had just one other hit in that Fall Classic. ... After hitting no homers and just 15 doubles in 2010, he hit five long balls and nearly doubled his doubles total from last year in 2011. ... Committed most errors by a Ranger since Mike Lamb made 33 in 2000. One of just four active players with 30 or more steals in first three seasons.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
Career 1221 4625 648 1266 35 436 .274 .357 .692