After parting ways with Jeff Banister late in the season, the Rangers are working to decide who’ll lead their dugout in 2019. Interim manager Don Wakamatsu is expected to be one of the candidates, though he had only a brief window in which to impress GM Jon Daniels and company.
As we have done with other openings of this kind, we’ll use this post to track the most recent developments in the hiring process in Texas.
Latest Updates — Oct. 15
- Both David Bell and Rocco Baldelli interviewed with the Rangers today, per MLB.com’s TR Sullivan (Twitter links).
- Mark DeRosa has declined the opportunity to interview for the Rangers’ managerial post, tweets Jon Morosi of MLB.com. DeRosa, 43, is happy in his current position at MLB Network, according to Morosi. That would seem to rule him out from other vacancies — he’s reportedly been of interest to the Twins and was also speculatively linked to the Blue Jays — though this morning’s report only specifically mentions the Rangers organization.