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Rangers in the Thick of Coaching Interviews

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The Texas Rangers are in the process of trying to replace two longtime coaches on manager Ron Washington's staff after they parted ways with bench coach Jackie Moore and first-base/infield coach Dave Anderson.

The Dallas Morning News first reported that the Rangers interviewed Tim Bogar, a manager in the Los Angeles Angels minor-league system, who is also being considered on Mike Scioscia's staff. Prior to that, he worked as a bench coach for Bobby Valentine in 2012 and was a first and third base coach for Terry Francona for three seasons prior to that.

Before working in Boston, he worked for Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay, giving him some pretty good pedigree of baseball minds he's worked for in Maddon and Francona.

Some other names being considered for interviews for both positions include current Frisco manager and former Rangers third baseman Steve Buechele, as well as former Rockies manager Jim Tracy and Jamie Quirk.

There are several names that sound good for these positions, but the most important thing is that Washington gets people that he's comfortable with, especially in the bench coach spot as he was extremely comfortable with Moore for the past few years.

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