Rangers hire Dodgers 3B coach Chris Woodward as new manager, report says

The Rangers have named Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward as the team’s new manager, according to USA Today.

LA #Dodgers 3B coach Chris Woodward has been hired to be the next manager of the Texas #Rangers

Woodward has been the Dodgers’ third base coach since 2016, and before that he was named Seattle’s minor league infield coordinator in 2012. He was eventually promoted to the Mariners’ infield coach in 2014.

The 42-year-old also played in MLB from 1999-2011 for the Blue Jays, Mets, Braves, Mariners and Red Sox.

Woodward was interviewed for the Yankees’ open managerial job last season before it was awarded to Aaron Boone.

He has never managed a team at any level.

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Woodward will replace Jeff Banister, who was fired by the Rangers in September after five years as Texas’ head man.

The Rangers have not announced the move.

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