1986 Texas Rangers season
- November 9, 1985: Chris Welsh was released by the Rangers.
- November 25, 1985: Wayne Tolleson and Dave Schmidt were traded by the Rangers to the Chicago White Sox for Ed Correa, Scott Fletcher and a player to be named later. The White Sox completed the trade by sending José Mota to the Rangers on December 11.
- December 20, 1985: Ellis Valentine was released by the Rangers.
- December 20, 1985: Dickie Noles was released by the Rangers.
- September 13, 1986: Rubén Sierra became the youngest player in history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in one game. This was accomplished against the Minnesota Twins.
- Ed Correa set a club record for most wins by a rookie pitcher.
- In his rookie year, Pete Incaviglia tied the club record for most home runs in a season.
|AL West||Wins||Losses||Win %||GB|
|Kansas City Royals||76||86||.469||16.0|
|Chicago White Sox||72||90||.444||20.0|
- June 2, 1986: John Barfield was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1986.
- June 2, 1986: Wayne Rosenthal was drafted by the Rangers in the 24th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft.
- September 30, 1986: Randy Kramer was traded by the Rangers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jeff Zaske.
|1986 Texas Rangers roster|
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|Greg A. Harris||73||111||10||8||20||2.83||95|
|AAA||Oklahoma City 89ers||American Association||Dave Oliver|
|AA||Tulsa Drillers||Texas League||Bill Stearns|
|A||Salem Redbirds||Carolina League||Mike Bucci|
|A||Daytona Beach Admirals||Florida State League||Chino Cadahia|
|Rookie||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||Rudy Jaramillo|
- 1986 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
- 1986 Texas Rangers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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