Tuesday October 14th, 2014

The Texas Rangers have named three finalists for their manager job, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Rangers have been looking for a new manager ever since Ron Washington resigned from the position on Sept. 5.

Bench coach Tim Bogar took over as interim manager, and is one of the three finalists. The other two are Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash.

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Texas finished in last place in the AL West with a 67-95 record, but went 14-8 during its final 22 games with Bogar serving as manager. 

Washington had been the Rangers manager since November 2006. Last season, Texas won 91 games but failed to reach the playoffs. 

In September, the Houston Astros hired A.J. Hinch as their new manager following the firing of Bo Porter, and on Monday the Arizona Diamondbacks hired Chip Hale to replace Kirk Gibson. 

- Molly Geary

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