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AP source: New Texas Rangers manager is Pirates’ Banister

STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Texas Rangers have chosen Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.

 

The person confirmed multiple reports Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement from the Rangers.

 

Banister got the nod over two other finalists, interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Bogar led the Rangers to a 14-8 record to end the regular season following manager Ron Washington’s sudden resignation Sept. 5.

 

The 49-year-old Banister has been Pittsburgh’s bench coach the past four seasons, and in the Pirates organization for 29 seasons.

 

 

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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