Dodgers coach Wood­ward named Rangers’ man­ager

The News & Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

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.

No­table

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.

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