ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have employed Luis Ortiz because the hitting coach on new manager Chris Woodward’s staff, which can embrace three returning coaches.
Texas additionally mentioned Wednesday that the contracts of pitching coach Doug Brocail and assistant pitching coach Dan Warthen weren’t renewed.
Bench coach Don Wakamatsu, third-base coach Tony Beasley and first-base coach Hector Ortiz are returning. Ortiz was bullpen coach final season. Jayce Tingler, within the group since 2007, would be the main league participant improvement discipline coordinator.
Ortiz was an assistant hitting coach final season with the Nationwide League champion Los Angeles Dodgers, for whom Woodward was the third-base coach.
Steve Buechele, who was the Rangers’ first-base coach, turns into a particular assistant in baseball operations to help on the main and minor league ranges.