Hitting coach Magadan, bullpen coach Hawkins leaving Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan and bullpen coach Andy Hawkins are not returning next season.

The Rangers said Friday that it was a mutual decision between the team and Magadan, who would like to seek opportunities closer to his home in Florida. He just finished his third season in Texas.

Hawkins informed the team that he is resigning to pursue opportunities with other teams. He was the longest-tenured coach on the major league staff, having been with Texas since Aug. 1, 2008.

The six other members of manager Jeff Banister's coaching staff have been invited to return in 2016. They are third base coach Tony Beasley, bench coach Steve Buechele, assistant hitting coach Bobby Jones, pitching coach Mike Maddux, first base coach Hector Ortiz, and field coordinator Jayce Tingler.

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