Woodward played for six teams in 12 seasons, hitting .239 in his career.
The Rangers hired Chris Woodward as the 27th manager in franchise history the team announced Saturday, bringing in the Dodgers' third base coach after three seasons in Los Angeles.
Texas will be Woodward's first managerial job. He retired in Nov. 2012 after 12 MLB seasons and joined the Mariners in 2014.
Woodward played for six teams in 12 seasons, spending seven years with the Blue Jays. He is a career .239 hitter. The rotational infielder's strongest season came in 2002, a 13-homer 45-RBI year with Toronto.
The Rangers finished last in the AL West last season, going 67–95. Texas has not won a playoff series since 2011, the second year of its back-to-back World Series appearances.