The Texas Rangers have taken the first step towards filling their coaching vacancies for 2014.
Texas has tabbed Tim Bogar to be the team's new bench coach, replacing Jackie Moore.
Bogar spent the 2013 season as the manager for the Los Angeles' Angels Double A team in Arkansas. He spent four years (2009-2012) coaching in Boston, working as the bench coach, first-base coach and third-base coach. He also spent a year on the Tampa Bay coaching staff.
Bogar has experience with Texas manager Ron Washington. When Bogar was a minor leaguer in the New York Mets organization, one of his coaches was Washington and Bogar credited Washington for helping turn him into a major-league ready shortstop.
A hot commodity in coaching circles, Bogar was eager to join a Texas team he's watched from the opposing dugout.
"Being a member of the Boston Red Sox staff for four years and with Tampa the year before that, I've seen this organization from afar and had high esteem for what was going on over her...