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Magadan returning to Rangers staff

Magadan returning to Rangers staff

Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan, who was a candidate for a job with Oakland, will remain with Texas for a third season.

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New Rangers manager better be ready to be ‘yes manned’

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Jeff Banister should expect to be told how to fill out a lineup card.

Split between Texas Rangers, Bogar is unusual

The decision on Monday that Tim Bogar will not return to the Texas Rangers major-league coaching staff next season is a rarity. Bogar went 14-8 as interim manager after moving over form the bench-coach position with the resignation of manager …
Tim Bogar won’t coach for Rangers in 2015

Tim Bogar won’t coach for Rangers in 2015

The interim managers exit leaves at least two vacancies for manager Jeff Banister to fill on the coaching staff.

Bogar not returning to Texas Rangers major-league staff; Magadan not going to Yankees

Tim Bogar will not be a part of the coaching staff for new Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister, the club said on Monday.. General manager Jon Daniels and Banister discussed the situation with Bogar during the weekend. According to Daniels, …

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...

Report: Magadan out of running for Yankees job

According to the New York Daily News, Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan will not become the New York Yankees hitting coach. Magadan had spoken with both New York teams about becoming their hitting coach. Rangers officials had given their coaches an opportunity to look for other jobs until a new manager was hired. On Friday, Jeff Banister was named the new manager and he spoke with pitching coach Mike Maddux, bench coach Tim Bogar and Magadan about their futures.

Could Cespedes be a fit with the Rangers?

Over the weekend, the Boston Globe reported the possibility of Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes being on the trade block. Cespedes was part of the Jon Lester deal with Oakland at the trade deadline. Oakland wanted to improve its pitching for the stretch run of the season and Boston needed a power hitter for the future. Lester will hit the free-agent market, as expected, and Cespedes might be leaving the Red Sox. Could the Rangers be a trade partner with the Red Sox?

American Leaguers snub Colby Lewis

American League players apparently did not pay attention to what right-hander Colby Lewis did for the Texas Rangers this season. Lewis became the first pitcher in major-league history to return from hip-resurfacing surgery. Lewis, who missed the previous 1 1/2 …

New manager Jeff Banister is a fighter

New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister has the proper prospective on life. A two-game losing streak won’t get him down too much. Banister’s life was shaped by growing up in La Marque, Texas, where he spent the majority of his time playing baseball and football and also battling health issues. Banister lay in bed fighting bone cancer and osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone or bone marrow). Doctors told him paying sports was a remote possibility, but he kept dreaming that he would recover from the surgeries and chemo and be able to get out of bed and play ball.

Position Breakdown: Infield

Today we begin our offseason Rangers position series with a look at the infield. Infielders: SS Elvis Andrus, 3B Adrian Beltre, 1B Prince Fielder, 2B Ed Lucas, 1B Mitch Moreland, 2B Rougned Odor, 2B Jurickson Profar, Utl Adam Rosales, Utl Ryan Rua and 2B Luis Sardinas. Most productive infielder: Beltre Least productive infielder: Fielder Stat of note: Odor's 8.0 AB/RBI ratio was third on the team. Outlook: Beltre (.324/.388/.492) was the MVP of the team but he can’t be expected to carry the team offensively again in 2015.

Texas Rangers teen-aged prospect makes smashing winter league debut

Nomar Mazara, a top prospect in the Texas Rangers’ organization, had a dynamic season debut in the Dominican Republic winter league on Sunday. Mazara reached base in all five plate appearances with Licey, which scored an 11-8 win over bitter …

Texas Rangers outfielder emerges from winter-league slump

Jake Smolinski, a candidate for an outfield spot with the Texas Rangers next season, showed a sign of power on Friday night in the Mexico Pacific League. Smolinski launched a three-run homer for Obregon in a 12-11 loss to Navojoa. …

First impresssions: Five really quick thoughts on new Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister

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Notes: Scheppers ahead of schedule

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tanner Scheppers threw a bullpen session Friday and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from elbow issues that plagued him last season, according to Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels. Scheppers, who was the club's opening day starter, didn't return in the 2014 season after being diagnosed with an inflamed right elbow in early June. Scheppers was one of the Rangers' better setup men in 2013 but was moved to the rotation in spring training.

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