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

Mike Napoli Kim Klement/US Presswire

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CATCHER

WT: 215 lbs. HT: 6-0
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: Oct. 31, 1981
BIRTHPLACE: Hollywood, Fla.

Had just one RBI in the ALCS, but hit 7-for-24 with three walks and six runs scored. ... Has never played in World Series. ... Had a .413 average in September, one of the best marks in the majors. ... Had a catcher's ERA that hovered around 3.15 for most of the season, the best of any Rangers catcher. ... Has caught 10 shutouts in 2011.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
Career 1265 4135 637 1042 238 678 .252 .481 .834