ARLINGTON, Texas — Julio Rangel has been employed by the Texas Rangers as pitching coach for new supervisor Chris Woodward.
Rangel shall be with a giant league workers for the primary time after 12 years as a pitching teacher and coordinator on the minor league stage with the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians.
With Rangel’s hiring Friday, the Rangers have stuffed six spots on Woodward’s workers.
Rangel, 43, was minor league pitching coordinator for the Giants this yr, his solely season within the San Francisco group. He spent the earlier 11 seasons within the Indians group, together with a stint because the interim pitching coach at Triple-A Columbus in 2012.
The Panama native was signed by the New York Yankees as a 17-year-old in 1993 and spent his complete seven-year skilled profession within the Yankees farm system. He reached as excessive as Double-A throughout his final season in 2000.
The Rangers earlier this week named Luis Ortiz as a first-time hitting coach. Ortiz final season was assistant hitting coach with the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers, the place Woodward was the third-base coach.
There are three assistants returning who have been on former supervisor Jeff Banister’s workers, with bench coach Don Wakamatsu, third-base coach Tony Beasley and first-base coach Hector Ortiz, who had been in that function earlier than being the bullpen coach final season.
Jayce Tingler, within the group since 2007, would be the main league participant improvement subject coordinator.
The Rangers nonetheless doubtless will hire a bullpen coach and an assistant hitting coach to fill out their large league workers.
The contracts of pitching coach Doug Brocail and assistant pitching coach Dan Warthen weren’t renewed. Steve Buechele, who was the first-base coach final season, shall be a particular assistant in baseball operations to help on the main and minor league ranges.