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

Endy Chavez Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire

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OUTFIELDER

WT: 170 lbs. HT: 6-0
BATS: Left THROWS: Left
BORN: Feb. 7, 1978
BIRTHPLACE: Valencia, Venezuela

Made two starts in the field in the ALCS and was 0-for-4. ... Has never played in a World Series. ... Has been one of the club's biggest surprises this season, hitting well when Josh Hamilton was out and providing steady defense. ... Had a road batting average over .300 and finished in the top-10 road averages in the AL with players who had at least 100 road at-bats. ... Tied career-high with five homers. ... Is a late-inning option on bases and in field if needed.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
Career 1151 3149 385 849 30 266 .270 .364 .672