1:21 AM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014

Tim Bogar moves on from the Rangers

The Texas Rangers announced Monday night that Tim Bogar will leave the organization. Bogar was hired in the offseason as the bench coach and took over as manager when Ron Washington resigned in September. Bogar was considered the favorite to become the full-time manager but that position went to Jeff Banister who was announced as the new manager on Friday. "Jeff Banister and I have both had discussions with Tim over the last few days as we began the process of putting a major league coaching staff together, and we have decided that it is best for us to go in another direction," Rangers GM...

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