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10/20/2014 | Bogar opts to break from Rangers' coaching staff

Tim Bogar, who served as interim manager for the final 22 games of the Rangers' season, will not be joining new manager Jeff Banister's coaching staff. That was the conclusion reached after Bogar had discussions with Banister and general manager Jon Daniels.


10/20/2014 | Texas' Williams hits big homer in Fall League action

Nick Williams made his entrance as an injury replacement in the third inning and later drilled a two-run home run to lead the Surprise Saguaros to a 6-5 win over the Mesa Solar Sox.


10/20/2014 | De Leon is thriving in Arizona Fall League, despite his age

It's not a typo, but it certainly seems like one at first glance. Michael De Leon isn't just the youngest player in history of the the Arizona Fall League, he's six years younger than his average teammate and a full decade younger than the oldest player on the team. De Leon, who won't turn 18 until January, isn't old enough to drive or vote in his native Dominican Republic, but he's finding sure footing among the best prospects in baseball.


10/20/2014 | Sundberg remembers Royals' 1985 championship season

Jim Sundberg's memory of where his World Series ring is may be a little hazy, but he still vividly recalls the events of October 1985. That was when the Royals played in their last World Series, and Sundberg played a significant role in bringing home the only World Series championship in club history.


10/17/2014 | Banister meets with Maddux, Magadan, Bogar

On his first day on the job, Rangers manager Jeff Banister met with pitching coach Mike Maddux and spoke with hitting coach Dave Magadan and bench coach Tim Bogar. It was the first step toward putting together his coaching staff.


10/17/2014 | Banister never gave up on long road to Texas

Jeff Banister's extraordinary journey to become the new manager of the Rangers included dealing with bone cancer that threatened the loss of his left leg in high school and three crushed vertebrae in his neck that left him paralyzed in college.


10/17/2014 | Banister a true baseball man

Jeff Banister spent 29 years with the Pirates organization, the past four as bench coach, and now he is manager of the Rangers. He has a nice three-year contract plus an option for 2018 and far more responsibility than he had in Pittsburgh.


10/16/2014 | Banister named manager of Rangers

The Rangers have hired Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister to be their new manager. Banister will be introduced at a press conference on Friday morning at Globe Life Park in Arlington at 11 a.m. CT.


10/15/2014 | Rangers buy out Rios, pass on 2015 option

The Rangers have informed outfielder Alex Rios that they will not pick up his $14 million option but will instead pay a $1 million buyout, according to a Major League source.


10/14/2014 | Rangers focused on three managerial candidates

Texas has narrowed its managerial search down to three finalists: interim manager Tim Bogar, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash and Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister.


10/13/2014 | Banister won't manage in Arizona Fall League after all

Tyler Glasnow was on the mound, Elias Diaz was behind the plate and Josh Bell was at first base Monday night when the Scottsdale Scorpions hosted Mesa in Arizona Fall League action. So the must-see Pirates prospects were in place. One key individual, however, was missing from the pregame plate huddle with umpires: Jeff Banister, scheduled to manage Scottsdale, was not present.


10/13/2014 | Rangers managerial hires filled with colorful characters

The Rangers are not ready to hire a manager as they ponder the qualifications of the eight they have interviewed. It's a critical hire that needs all the time necessary. The Rangers and the Washington Senators (which the Rangers were before moving to Texas) have been in this position before. Sometimes they got it right, sometimes they didn't, often it was a losing proposition for whomever was hired.


10/10/2014 | Rangers wrap up first round of managerial interviews

The Rangers finished their first round of managerial interviews by meeting with interim manager Tim Bogar and Puerto Rico winter league executive Alex Cora on Friday.


10/9/2014 | Rangers interview Cash for managerial position

The Rangers continued their interviews with candidates for their managerial position by meeting with Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash on Thursday.


10/8/2014 | Rangers continue skipper interviews with Banister and McEwing

The Rangers continued their interviews with managerial candidates by meeting with Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister and White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing on Wednesday. The Rangers have already interviewed pitching coach Mike Maddux, Triple-A manager Steve Buechele and Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo. They are still planning to interview interim manager Tim Bogar, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash and Puerto Rico winter league executive Alex Cora.


10/7/2014 | Rangers interview Red Sox bench coach Lovullo for skipper's spot

The Rangers began interviewing candidates from the outside by meeting with Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo on Tuesday. Lovullo spent two seasons as the Red Sox bench coach, replacing Bogar under manager John Farrell. He also spent two years on Farrell's staff in Toronto.


10/7/2014 | Top prospect Gallo works on defense at instructional league

No one doubts Joey Gallo's power. In 2014, he finished second in the Minors with 42 homers while reaching Double-A at age 20. Gallo's defensive skills, however, are more in question. So the Rangers exposed him to other positions during his three weeks in instructional league.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | Rangers outright six, including Kouzmanoff and Arencibia

The Rangers have outrighted six players to Triple-A Round Rock and lost left-handed reliever Joseph Ortiz to the Cubs on a waivers claim.


10/6/2014 | Rangers outright six, including Kouzmanoff and Arencibia

The Rangers have outrighted six players to Triple-A Round Rock and lost left-handed reliever Joseph Ortiz to the Cubs on a waivers claim.


10/3/2014 | Rangers will interview six candidates, including Bogar

Tim Bogar is one of six candidates who will interview for the Rangers managerial opening beginning early next week. The other five candidates are from outside the organization: Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, White Sox third-base coach Joe McEwing, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash and Alex Cora, who manages Caguas in the Puerto Rico Winter League.


10/2/2014 | Bogar on D-backs' radar for managerial job

The D-backs have asked for permission to interview Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar for their managerial opening.


10/2/2014 | Rangers claim right-hander Figaro off waivers

The Rangers have claimed right-handed pitcher Alfredo Figaro off waivers from the Brewers. To make room on their 40-man roster, the Rangers designated pitcher Wilmer Font for assignment.