3 Former Rangers Failing Miserably With Their New Teams to Start 2024 Season.

Apr 6, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Seattle Mariners catcher Mitch Garver (18) looks on during
Apr 6, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Mitch Garver (18) looks on during / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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With the 2024 season just starting off, several former Rangers have performed well to start off the season. This includes Martin Perez, who is currently carrying a 1.89 ERA through three starts, and Jurickson Profar, who is having an offensive resurgence to start the season currently holding a .960 OPS. On the other hand, several former Rangers position players and pitchers are off to less-than-desirable starts with their new teams, and a few may even be in jeopardy of losing their current spot on the roster due to their poor performance.

Hopefully, these struggling players will be able to turn things around quickly as the season continues, and the first month of the season is quickly coming to an end.

1. Mitch Garver

One player off to a slow start to begin the season is former Rangers World Series member Mitch Garver, who served as an offensive anchor for the Rangers through most of the postseason and regular season last year. This past offseason, Garver signed a two-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, and since arriving in Seattle, Garver has had trouble getting on base while serving primarily as a DH for the team,

Since starting the season, Garver has been carrying an underwhelming line of .156/.250/.222. These numbers are uncharacteristic of Garver, a career .250 hitter who was able to have an offensive resurgence with the Rangers last season, finishing with the highest on-base percentage of his career. After joining the Mariners this past off-season, the team was hoping that Garver's success with the Rangers would be able to carry over, but he has had a hard time adjusting to his new environment and is looking to become the on-base machine he was for the Rangers in Seattle 

Hopefully, this past Saturday's game was an indication that Garver is starting to turn things around. He was able to get on base twice due to walks, implying that he still has stellar plate discipline. Garver will most likely get past this slow start and become a solid contributor to the Mariners lineup this season. It is now just a matter of time.