Dodgers coach Woodward named Rangers’ manager
The Texas Rangers hired Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward as their manager, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired.
Woodward received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022, the team said.
He is to be introduced at news conference Monday.
The Rangers are coming off their first consecutive losing seasons since 200508.
Red Sox: Hundreds of arms stretched into the sky in Caguas, the hometown of manager Alex Cora, as fans took pictures and video of the first man from Puerto Rico to lead a team to a World Series championship.
Cora held up the trophy that he had been cradling in his arms as he arrived in the city with pitchers David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez and catcher Christian Vazquez, among others including Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.
The teams has said it hasn’t decided whether they will visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump.
Cora said if that happens, it offers what he called a “huge platform.”
Some fans had driven more than an hour to see Cora.
Nationals: Former Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal signed a one-year contract with a conditional option for 2020.
Tigers: Detroit claimed reliever Jose Fernandez and infielder Brandon Dixon off waivers.