Rangers to interview Tim Bogar, Mike Maddux, Steve Buechele for open manager job


Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers will interview current interim manager Tim Bogar, pitching coach Mike Maddux, and Triple-A Round Rock manager Steve Buechele, as well as a few external candidates, for the team’s vacant manager’s spot.

The job became available when Ron Washington resigned in early September. It was later revealed that Washington quit due to a personal matter.

The Rangers lost 4-0 to the Athletics on Sunday afternoon, finishing out the 2014 season with a 67-95 record. It’s their worst record since going 62-99 in 1985. The Diamondbacks and Rockies were the only teams to finish with fewer wins this season.

However, perhaps coincidentally, the Rangers excelled once Bogar took over, going 14-8. That includes an 11-1 stretch between September 12-24 in which they swept the Braves and the Athletics, took two of three from the Angels, and swept the Astros. They split the four-game series against the Athletics to finish out the season.