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Texas Rangers’ new manager Chris Woodward (right) laughs with General Manager Jon Daniels during a press conference announcing his position at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News)
The Rangers and new manager Chris Woodward finalized the 2019 coaching staff Tuesday.
The team announced the hiring of Oscar Marin as bullpen coach and and Callix Crabbe as assistant hitting coach. The team also promoted Jacob Newburn to assistant athletic trainer and named Regan Wong their physical therapist.
It’s a bit of a homecoming for Marin. He spent his first six seasons in professional baseball with the Rangers in the team’s farm system, winning South Atlantic League Coach of the Year honors with Low-A Hickory in 2015. Marin, 36, spent the previous two seasons with Mariners as their minor league pitching coordinator.
Crabbe, 35, has spent the last six years working as a baseball instructor at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and also operated his personal instruction program called “Crabbe-ology.”
Here’s the full staff:
Manager: Chris Woodward
Bench: Don Wakamatsu
Pitching: Julio Rangel
Bullpen: Oscar Marin
First Base: Héctor Ortiz
Third Base: Tony Beasley
Hitting: Luis Ortiz
Assistant Hitting: Callix Crabbe
ML Player Development Field Coordinator: Jayce Tingler
Rangers briefly: Rangers pitchers and catchers will report to spring training on Feb. 12, with their first workout the next day. The first full-squad workout is Feb. 18 in preparation for the spring training opener against Kansas City on Feb. 23. … The Rangers have promoted Richardson’s Jacob Newburn, who spent the last four seasons with Double-A Frisco, to their major league athletic training staff. Newburn joins Matt Lucero, who was promoted to replace retiring Kevin Harmon as the team’s head athletic trainer. Newburn, who attended Berkner High School, has been with the organization for 14 years. … RHP Jose Leclerc has allowed one hit in four innings of work in the Dominican Republic. He has held hitters to an .056 batting average in the majors and the Dominican Winter League in 22 innings since taking over for Keone Kela as the Rangers closer. … Rangers Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Eric Nadel will officially release his book of baseball- and sports-inspired limericks at a party at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff on Wednesday.
Originally published at sportsday.dallasnews.com on December 4, 2018.
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