Rangers’ manager finalists: Tim Bogar, Jeff Banister, Kevin Cash

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Texas’ search for a new manager is down to three candidates, as the Rangers named as finalists interim manager Tim Bogar, Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, and Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash.

Bogar was the Rangers’ bench coach and took over as manager when Ron Washington stepped down, going 14-8 down the stretch with a team that was 53-87 under Washington.

He’s been considered the favorite for the full-time job this whole time and nothing has changed that belief. Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux is apparently no longer in the running, but Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that he continues to work with pitching prospects in an instructional league, suggesting he may stick around.