Jon Daniels to the media:
The Rangers will interview Tim Bogar, Steve Buechele and Mike Maddux plus outside candidates. Bogar is a strong candidate but the Rangers want a thorough search
Starting pitching will be the No. 1 priority although the Rangers are not likely to be players for James Shields, Max Scherzer or Jon Lester.
Rangers will also look for a corner bat and somebody to share catching duties with Robinson Chirinos.
Rangers Class A team will be in High Desert in the California League.
Buechele has spoken to the Astros about their managerial job.
Derek Holland has been scratched from Saturday’s start with a migraine headache. Scott Baker will pitch instead. Nick Martinez is still scheduled for tomorrow.
Two days left in the season and the injury updates are still fresh.
Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar has more soreness in his right shoulder. He was examined by a doctor in Los Angeles and will meet with Dr. Keith Meister in Texas. He will not play in the Arizona Fall League as planned. He has missed the entire season with a torn muscle in the shoulder.
Shin-Soo Choo will have surgery on his left ankle to repair torn cartilage Tuesday. He will need 6-8 weeks of recovery. This is the ankle that has been an issue since April. The Rangers have also confirmed that Michael Choice will be out for the remainder of the season with a severe strained left hamstring. Jake Smolinski has been activated off the disabled list
The Rangers have lost the coveted affiliation with Class A Myrtle Beach. The Cubs have taken it away from them. The Cubs were in Daytona Beach. There is also Lynchburg, Va. and the dreaded Bakersfield in the California League.
Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine has withdrawn from consideration for the Arizona GM job. Levine spoke with Tony LaRussa, the D-backs executive conducting the search
Scott Baker will not start Saturday’s game against the Braves, he has tricepts tendinitis. RHP Lisalverto Bonilla will be the starting pitcher.
More on the website later.