Jeff Banister will be the next Rangers manager. An Announcement is expected today
The Rangers finalists are Tim Bogar, Jeff Banister and Kevin Cash. They are the three left standing in the Rangers managerial search but no indication when the Rangers will make a final decision.
The Rangers have announced six candidates for their managerial search
They have already interviewed Steve Buechele and Mike Maddux,
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