Rangers announce Jeff Banister as new manager
The Rangers have officially announced Jeff Banister as their new manager
He will be introduced at a press conference on Friday
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the club vetted over 40 names before selecting eight to interview. He said 12 club officials participated in the interview process.
Daniels said Banister “won the job” rather than anybody else lost it.
“What stood out is his presence,” Daniels said. “He is an impressive guy to meet. You can understand how he can command a room.”
The next step is set the coaching staff. Third base coach Gary Pettis has taken a job with the Astros.
Other coaches will meet with Banister including Tim Bogar and pitching coach Mike Maddux. Hitting coach Dave Magadan is interviewing with the Yankees and Mets.
Daniels said Banister will not have to keep any coaches he doesn’t want. Daniels will also have a say in the coaching staff.