Rangers Announce 2023 Major League Coaching Staff

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The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has finalized its 2023 Major League coaching staff under new manager Bruce Bochy. Associate manager Will Venable and pitching coach Mike Maddux are the new additions that join seven returning individuals to the staff.

Bochy joined the Rangers on October 21, agreeing to a three-year contract covering the 2023-25 seasons. He became the 20th full-time manager in Rangers history and the first to join the club after having previously won a World Series title as manager. Bochy is one of only 10 managers in Major League history to have guided teams to at least three World Series titles, and the other nine individuals on that list have all been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Venable was hired on November 16 after stints as a coach for the Boston Red Sox (2021-22) and Chicago Cubs (2018-20). He played nine seasons as a Major League outfielder with the Padres (2008-15), Rangers (2015), and Dodgers (2016).

Maddux was hired on November 23 in a return to the Rangers, as he was pitching coach of four Texas postseason clubs during his previous stint with the club from 2009-15. He has spent the last 20 seasons as a Major League pitching coach with four teams: Milwaukee (2003-08), Texas (2009-15), Washington (2016-17), and St. Louis (2018-22).

There are seven returnees to the Texas coaching staff for 2023: first base coach Corey Ragsdale, bench coach and offensive coordinator Donnie Ecker, hitting coach Tim Hyers, third base coach Tony Beasley, catching coach Bobby Wilson, bullpen coach Brett Hayes, and assistant hitting coach Seth Conner

Beasley will be in his ninth season with Texas, the longest-tenured member of the Rangers coaching staff. He served as the club’s interim manager from August 15 through the end of the 2022 season. Ragsdale will be in his fourth season on the staff, while Wilson is on the staff for a third year. Ecker, Hyers, Hayes, and Conner will all be in their second season with Texas.




Manager                                      Bruce Bochy

Associate Manager                      Will Venable

Pitching Coach                            Mike Maddux

First Base Coach                         Corey Ragsdale

Bench Coach & Coordinator      Donnie Ecker

Hitting Coach                              Tim Hyers

Third Base Coach                        Tony Beasley

Catching Coach                           Bobby Wilson

Bullpen Coach                             Brett Hayes

Assistant Hitting Coach              Seth Conner

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