Jordan Zimmermann bought Steven Souza a BMW. Maybe.

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On Sunday, the final out of Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter came when Steven Souza made a spectacular catch in left-center field. There was joking after the game about Zimmermann buying Souza a gift for the effort. He may have. A big one. Adam Kilgore:

Friday, Zimmermann was asked if he had delivered on his vow to buy Souza a gift.

“I have,” Zimmermann said. “You’ll have to ask him what it is.”

So, we did. As Souza came off the field from shagging fly balls during batting practice, the question was posed to him: What did Zimmermann buy him?

“A BMW,” Souza replied.

Seriously?

“Yeah.”

No, really?

“It’s getting shipped this winter,” Souza said.

There’s a possibility that Souza is just putting Kilgore on here. But if it’s true, that’s a pretty solid gesture by Zimmermann there.

Rangers may move on from Jeff Banister

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Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the rebuilding Rangers are considering moving on from manager Jeff Banister. Wilson notes that the Rangers aren’t sure if Banister is the right person to lead the club when they become competitive again. Additionally, Wilson notes that there have been some communication issues with Banister, such as not telling players when they’re getting a day off and suddenly inserting players into the lineup without notification. According to Wilson, some players feel their concerns have fallen on “deaf ears” when presented to Banister.

In four years under Banister, the Rangers have gone 325-313 (.509) overall. They went to the playoffs in 2015 and ’16 but lost in the Division Series to the Blue Jays both times, 3-2 and 3-0, respectively.

GM Jon Daniels said he is pleased with the way some players, namely Ronald Guzman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, José Leclerc, and Jurickson Profar, have developed under Banister. But it remains to be seen if that will be enough to keep Banister in town.

Banister is under contract for the 2019 season, as the Rangers exercised his option last year.