Texas Rangers Have a New Manager

Jeff Banister of the Pittsburgh Pirates gets the gig.

Jeff Banister of the Pirates (center) will be the new Rangers manager.  (photo: Flickr/Keith Allison)
Jeff Banister of the Pirates (center) will be the new Rangers manager. (photo: Flickr/Keith Allison)
Photography By: Bob Manzano

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports was the first to report that Jeff Banister, who’s been the bench coach (sort of like the assistant manager) for the Pittsburgh Pirates the last four years, will be the Texas Rangers’ new manager.

The Rangers had narrowed the field to three, and in choosing Banister they are bypassing in-house candidate Tim Bogar, who led the team to a 14-8 record after Ron Washington’s resignation in September.

UPDATE: As a player, Banister was a career 1.000 hitter in MLB. #analysis

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