the 27 year old infielder has the second-longest tenure at the big league level of any current Texas player behind only Michael Young.
He batted .287 (74-for-258) with 12 home runs, 19 doubles and 38 RBI in 65 games during the 2008 season, his seventh as a member of the Rangers.
Blalock became just the 8th player in Texas history to connect for 10-or-more home runs in at least 6 consecutive seasons.
Injuries sidelined him for a total of 108 days.
The question is what will the Rangers do with Blalock.
Blalock could be retained as the designated hitter if the Rangers don't re-sign Milton Bradley.
The other option would be to trade him for pitching.
The Giants and Mariners have shown interest.