Dave Magadan decides to stay with Rangers

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Dave Magadan surfaced as a candidate for hitting coach vacancies with the Yankees, Athletics, Red Sox, and Mets, but Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he has decided to remain with the Rangers.

Magadan has been the Rangers hitting coach for the past two seasons. Despite having one year remaining on his contract, he was allowed to seek an employment elsewhere after the recent changes at manager. He was eliminated from consideration by the Yankees earlier this week and apparently decided to stay after reportedly meeting with Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and new manager Jeff Banister on Wednesday night.

The Rangers finished 10th in the American League in runs scored this past season, but they should see a nice jump in offense if they simply see improved health next year.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.