The World Series is now over and the Texas Rangers Hot Stove can officially get started. They started off the day by announcing the changes to the coaching staff. The promoted Steve Buechele to bench coach and Hector Ortiz to first bench coach.
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The Rangers will be keeping Bobby Jones as the asst. hitting coach, Dave Magadan as the hitting coach,Mike Maddux as the hitting coach, Andy Hawkins as the bullpen coach and adding Jayce Tingler as the major leauge field coordinator.
Also, they have been working hard with Colby Lewis to bring him back next season, possibly on a multi-year deal. More that likely that deal will be a 2 year deal with an option for a 3rd year. It’s been reported that Lewis will turn down the Rangers current deal and test the free-agent market.
That shouldn’t be too alarming since he did the same thing during the 2013 offseason and ended up signing a one year minor league contract with an invite to spring training by the Texas Rangers.
Overall it was a good day for the Texas Rangers. The coaching staff overall seems very solid with years of knowledge and experience. Steve Buechele is a great addition at bench coach for the club and is well-deserving of the position. It does seem likely that Colby Lewis will return, unless some other team makes an offer too high for the Rangers to match.