Sep 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli (25) hands the ball to starting pitcher Matt Harrison (54) during the ninth inning of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers beat the Mariners 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Opening Day 2013 Rosters: Texas Rangers Line Up Set

The Texas Rangers season kicks off tonight when they welcome the Houston Astros to the AL West. The Rangers are one of the more interesting teams heading in to the season with a new group of aging veterans after losing a number of players this offseason.

Will the team be able to climb to the top of the AL West or will the team face growing pains with all of the new pieces in place? We will get some of those answers on opening night.

Here is the team’s projected line up for Opening Night:

1. 2B: Ian Kinsler
2. SS: Elvis Andrus
3. DH: Lance Berkman
4. 3B: Adrian Beltre
5. RF: Nelson Cruz
6. LF: David Murphy
7. C: A.J. Pierzynski
8. 1B: Mitch Moreland
9. CF: Leonys Martin
SP: Matt Harrison

The Rangers certainly have a roster that is capable of making the postseason, it will just be up to them to compete on the field and take that step towards a playoff run. It all begins tonight.

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