With the 2013 MLB regular season approaching its end, the Texas Rangers are close to beginning of examining which players they must let go this offseason.
Throughout the course of the season, the Rangers have been battling the Oakland Athletics for first place in the AL West. The season surely isn't over, but grades have been produced in B/R's articles Grading Each Player on the Texas Rangers' 40-Man Roster and Grading Every Rangers Player for the Month of August.
One player who received a poor grade in the aforementioned articles is David Murphy. Since agreeing to a one-year contract after a stellar 2012 season, Murphy has failed to put up close to similar numbers during this 2013 season. A valuable platoon player, Murphy hasn't done enough to show that 2012 wasn't a fluke.
Murphy and the other players that will be mentioned are not guaranteed a spot on the 2014 Rangers roster. They will either hit the free-agent market or could get cut before the start of next season. These players aren't key to the Rangers' success in the near future.
Be it early October or late October, here are the players that the Rangers must let go this offseason.