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Magadan says he’s returning to Rangers staff

Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan is no longer a candidate for a job in Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and he told the paper he is returning to the Rangers’ staff for the 2015 season.

Rangers officials had expressed an interest in keeping Magadan after the hiring of manager Jeff Banister. Magadan met with Banister on Wednesday night. Magadan has been with the Rangers for two seasons.

Beltre a finalist

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is one of three finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for third base, joining the Athletics’ Josh Donaldson and the Mariners’ Kyle Seager.