Rangers hire new pitching, hitting coaches to complete staff

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers have hired former reliever Doug Brocail as their pitching coach and Anthony Iapoce as hitting coach.

With those moves and the promotions of Triple-A coaches Brad Holman and Justin Mashore, the Rangers completed manager Jeff Banister’s on-field staff for next season.

Brocail was Houston’s pitching coach from 2011-13, then a special pitching adviser for the Astros in 2014. He was pitching coach at Double-A Corpus Christi last season.

Iapoce spent the last three years overseeing the Chicago Cubs’ minor league hitting program.

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Holman will be bullpen coach for the Rangers after three seasons as pitching coach at Triple-A Round Rock. Mashore will be the assistant hitting coach in the majors after the last two years as Round Rock’s hitting coach.