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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
46-27 7-3 W1
36-37 6-4 W2
36-41 5-5 L1
35-41 6-4 W1
25-51 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .231 8 32 .652 12

Top Marcus Semien News

  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Homers in four-RBI night

    Semien went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double and a sacrifice fly in an 8-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday. He also came in to score three times.

    Semien had an excellent night at the plate and came just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. His home run in the third inning off Jonathan Heasley gave him number eight on the season and his four-RBI night moved him to 32 on the year. Semien got off to a miserable start in his new Texas home this season, but he has put together a solid month of June, with six home runs, a .270 average and six stolen bases. The proven veteran hitter appears to be finding a groove and could make a solid impact moving forward in line with his performances of years past.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Homers, doubles in win

    Semien went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 7-0 win over Philadelphia.

    Semien singled in the first, doubled and scored in the sixth and capped off his evening with a two-run homer. The 31-year-old's early-season troubles are no more as he's hitting .316/.391/.531 over his last 110 plate appearances. Additionally, his 16:12 K:BB during that span represents a significant improvement in plate discipline over the first month and a half of the season.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Steals 12th base

    Semien went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in a 7-3 loss Sunday in Detroit.

    Semien singled, stole second and scored in the fifth inning. He has looked like his old self of late, hitting .309/.373/.544 with five homers and six stolen bases in his last 17 games. He has enjoyed most of his success away from Globe Life Field, posting a .763 OPS on the road compared to a .480 OPS at home.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Steals 11th base

    Semien went 3-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 5-3 win over Houston.

    Semien singled three times Monday, producing his fifth multi-hit game this month. The veteran infielder's hot streak continues after his abysmal start to the season; over his last 17 games, Semien is 25-for-73 (.329) with seven steals and eight extra-base hits. He improved his season slash line to .226/.288/.351 through 264 plate appearances.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: On base four times

    Semien went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

    Semien set the table expertly in this one. He doubled to lead off the game, walked and scored as part of a four-run rally in the fifth, walked again in the eighth and hit a two-run single as part of a four-run 10th inning. His .639 OPS on the season remains poor, but it's a far cry from the .432 OPS he owned as recently as May 17.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Huge day in twin bill

    Semien went 7-for-8 with a walk, three solo home runs, an additional run scored and two stolen bases across both games of Tuesday's doubleheader split against the Guardians.

    The veteran infielder had a rough start to his Texas tenure, but Semien is quickly making up for lost time. Over his last 12 games, he's slashing .353/.421/.725 with six homers, six steals, 12 RBI and 16 runs.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Pops homer in loss

    Semien went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.

    Semien hit a solo shot in the third inning and was also on base with a single when Mitch Garver went yard in the eighth. This was Semien's first multi-hit game since May 27, though he's been held without a hit only twice in his last 10 contests. He's up to a .196/.257/.292 slash line with three homers -- all in that 10-game span -- 19 RBI, 26 runs scored and eight stolen bases through 230 plate appearances.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Keeps running Saturday

    Semien went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Mariners.

    Semien stole third in the fourth inning before coming around to score on an Adolis Garcia homer. The steal was Semien's fifth in his last 11 games and his eighth of the season in nine attempts. The infielder has a .191/.253/.275 slash line with two home runs, 18 RBI, 24 runs scored, nine doubles and a triple through 51 contests, though he's also hit safely in eight of his last 11 games as he begins to turn things around at the plate.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Notches steal in loss

    Semien went 0-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Mariners.

    Semien reached on an error, stole second scored on a Corey Seager double in the sixth inning. Four of Semien's seven steals this season have come in his last 10 games. He's added a paltry .190/.253/.275 slash line with two home runs, 18 RBI, 23 runs scored, nine doubles and a triple in 221 plate appearances this season. The infielder had batted second in each of the last two games, but with Josh Smith (shoulder) exiting Friday's game early, Semien could be an option to return to the leadoff spot Saturday.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Blasts second homer

    Semien went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Rays.

    Semien took Corey Kluber yard in the sixth inning to record his second home run of the season. Though he's still slugging just .281 across 217 plate appearances for the campaign, Semien has three extra-base hits -- including both of his long balls -- across his last six starts. Semien's performance hasn't met expectations, but he has still managed to chip in 22 runs scored and six stolen bases despite hitting just .194.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Registers sixth steal

    Semien went 1-for-4 with a stolen base, an RBI, a run scored and a walk in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Athletics.

    Semien contributed an RBI single in the fifth inning to stretch the Rangers' lead to 4-0. They fell behind, but 31-year-old helped them tie the game again with some heads-up baserunning in the ninth. He stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch, though the A's ultimately walked it off in the bottom of the ninth. Semien has shown some life at the plate lately, going 16-for-56 (.286) in 14 games since May 15. Despite the uptick, he's still sporting a mediocre .196/.258/.268 slash line with one home run, 17 RBi, 19 runs scored and six steals through 45 contests.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Finally goes yard

    Semien went 1-for-4 with two walks, a home run, a second run scored and five RBI in Saturday's 11-4 win over the A's.

    It took 44 games, but Semien finally connected on his first homer as a Ranger as he launched a fifth-inning grand slam off Jacob Lemoine. The 31-year-old seemed to be feeling the pressure of his huge contract to begin the season, but Semien's looked more like his usual self lately, batting .317 (13-for-41) over the last 10 games with three steals, five runs and eight RBI.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Swipes bag, collects three hits

    Semien went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 8-5 win over Oakland.

    Semien singled and scored in both the first and eighth innings before driving in a run and stealing second base in the ninth. It's been a slow start to his career in Texas but it seems like he could be breaking out of his funk. Semien has gone 12-for-37 (.324) with four steals over his last nine games, raising his season slash line to .193/.246/.251 through 43 games.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Notches fourth steal

    Semien went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run, an RBI and a stolen base Wednesday in a 7-2 win over the Angels.

    Semien led off the game with a single, stole second base and subsequently came around to score on a Mitch Garver sacrifice fly. He tallied an RBI on a sacrifice fly of his own in the seventh frame. This was one of the better games in what has been a brutal campaign for the veteran, as he still hasn't hit a homer and is slashing just .185/.242/.247 across 178 plate appearances. He may be starting to come on, however, going 9-for-28 (.321) with two RBI and two thefts over his past seven contests.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Pilfers bag in loss

    Semien went 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Astros.

    The stolen base was Semien's third of the season and first in 28 contests. The second baseman and leadoff batter had his fourth hit in the last two games, but he's still batting just .175 with eight RBI through 36 games. For the optimists, Semien is batting .200 during the month of May, up from a .157 April.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Comes through with three hits

    Semien went 3-for-5 at the dish in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Angels.

    The three hits were a season high for Semien and exceeded his combined output (two) from his previous nine games combined. Semien's lowly .173 batting average is destined to climb from here, but the 31-year-old has yet to show any signs of bouncing back in the power department. With his move to Texas this offseason, Semien was already expected to see a downturn from the career-best 45 home runs he delivered with Toronto in 2021, but his decline as a power hitter has been even more severe than anticipated. He has yet to leave the yard through 35 games and has only seven extra-base hits (all doubles) over his 153 plate appearances. Per Statcast, Semien sits in the bottom-10 percentile of all hitters in terms of average exit velocity, barrel rate, expected slugging percentage and hard-hit percentage, so it's tough to count on him staging a major turnaround as a power hitter.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Extends hitless run

    Semien went 0-for-4 in Friday's 7-1 loss to Boston.

    Semien extended a streak of futility to 21 at-bats without a hit, dropping his season average to .160. History suggests he'll come around. Over his career, May and August have been his best months, during which his average is .266.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Semien isn't starting Thursday's game against the Royals.

    Semien will get a breather after he went 0-for-16 with five strikeouts over the last four games. Andy Ibanez will start at the keystone while Eli White takes over in left field.

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  • Rangers' Marcus Semien: Three-game multi-hit streak ends

    Semien went 2-for-8 with a pair of base hits while picking up starts in both ends of Sunday's doubleheader with the Yankees.

    Semien provided both of his singles in the Rangers' 2-1 loss in Game 1, marking the third straight contest in which he provided exactly two hits. He came up empty at the dish in Texas' 4-2 win in Game 2, however, and enters Monday's series finale with a .184/.252/.243 slash line on the season. Despite his underwhelming production in his first season in Texas, Semien will sit atop the lineup Monday against Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 195 lbs
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Age: 31
School: California
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R