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Ron Washington | Catcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (63) / 4/29/1952
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ron Washington has joined the A's as an infield instructor.
Washington won't be on the bench during games, but he'll travel with the team all season and work with the Oakland infielders behind the scenes. Washington resigned suddenly from his post as Rangers manager last September, citing personal reasons. It's still not exactly clear what happened there. May 21 - 12:07 PM

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According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Rangers have hired Jeff Banister to be their next manager.

Banister has spent the last 29 years as either a player or coach in the Pirates organization and now finally gets a crack at a big-league managing job -- the most attractive opening out there this fall. Banister beat out finalists Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash for the Texas gig. Joe McEwing, Mike Maddux, Torey Lovullo, Steve Buechele, and Alex Cora were also considered. Ron Washington stepped down in early September.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 11:33:00 AM

The three finalists for the Rangers' managerial opening are Tim Bogar, Jeff Banister, and Kevin Cash.

That comes from MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. Bogar finished the 2014 season as the Rangers' interim manager after Ron Washington stepped down. Bannister is the current third base coach of the Pirates and Kevin Cash is the current bullpen coach for the Indians. Cash played for the Rangers' Triple-A team as recently as 2011.
Source: MLBlogs
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 04:39:00 PM

According to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, Torey Lovullo and Alex Cora have been told they're no longer candidates for the Rangers' managerial opening.

Lovullo, the Red Sox' bench coach, and Cora, currently a television analyst, both interviewed for the position in recent days. The list of remaining candidates includes Tim Bogar, Kevin Cash, Joe McEwing, Jeff Banister, Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele, possibly among others.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 10:37:00 PM

Rangers officials confirmed Friday that Tim Bogar and Alex Cora interviewed for the team's managerial vacancy.

Bogar and Cora are just a handful of the many names rumored to be in the running for the position. Bogar finished the season as the interim manager after Ron Washington stepped down, and since the team played so well down the stretch he's expected to garner serious consideration.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash will interview for the Rangers' managerial opening.

Cash joins a list of internal and external candidates that includes Joe McEwing, Jeff Banister, Torey Lovullo, Tim Bogar, Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele. Cash, just 36 years old, is a former major league catcher who played as recently as 2011 with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, explaining his link to the team.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 11:05:00 PM

The Rangers interviewed White Sox third-base coach Joe McEwing and Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister for their managerial opening Wednesday.

Neither was a known candidate for the position before Wednesday. Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, interim manager Tim Bogar, pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple-A manager Steve Buechele are also believed to be in the mix to replace the departed Ron Washington.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI.com hears from multiple sources that Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo will interview with the Rangers for their vacant managerial position.

Lovullo was also considered for the Astros' open job before they hired A.J. Hinch. Tim Bogar, Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele are the known candidates for the Rangers position currently.
Source: WEEI.com
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:32:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that interim manager Tim Bogar, as well as pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple-A manager Steve Buechele will receive interviews for the team's managerial vacancy.

The Rangers have performed well down the stretch under the leadership of Bogar, leading many to speculate that he would be the permanent successor to Ron Washington. The Rangers will also consider "a few external candidates" according to Daniels.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Ron Washington acknowledged in a press conference Thursday that an incident involving infidelity led to his sudden resignation from the Rangers.

Washington didn't get into much detail and did not take questions from the gathered media. "I was not true to my wife," he admitted in a statement that lasted a little over three minutes. "After 42 years I broke my trust. I'm here today to own that and apologize to those I disappointed ... I look to the future and getting back to the game and my career."
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Ron Washington has resigned as Rangers manager for personal reasons, the team announced.

Some stunning news on Friday afternoon. Washington's Rangers have been a disaster this year, but there's nothing any manager could have done about that given all of the team's injuries. We had more of an issue with Washington's in-game decision-making back when the Rangers were winning. It's too early to speculate on what Washington's off-field issues might be, though he did test positive for cocaine in 2009. Tim Bogar will be in the interim manager in his place.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Rangers signed manager Ron Washington to a one-year contract extension through 2015.

A vote of confidence for the Rangers' skipper, as his contract was set to expire after 2014. Washington owns a 611-524 record (.538) over seven seasons at the helm, including two AL pennants.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 04:48:00 PM

The Rangers have hired Bengie Molina as their first base coach.

Molina will also serve as a major league catching instructor. He's making the move after spending 2013 as the assistant hitting coach with the Cardinals.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will promote longtime minor league manager Bobby Jones to serve as their first base coach in 2014.

Jones has been a coach in the Rangers organization since 1988, most recently serving as the manger at Triple-A Round Rock for the past three seasons. Steve Buechele, who managed at Double-A Frisco is expected to replace Jones as the manager at Round Rock.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Tim Bogar has been named the Rangers' bench coach.

The Rangers dismissed bench coach Jackie Moore a few days after the end of the regular season. Bogar managed the Angels' Double-A team in 2013 and served as third base coach for the Red Sox from 2010 to 2012.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 02:24:00 PM

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SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
CF1Sam Fuld
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
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S1Sonny Gray
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4Drew Pomeranz
5Jesse Chavez
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R1Sean Doolittle
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3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Edward Mujica
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9Arnold Leon
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