Texas Rangers

Rangers interview two more, but Bogar still waiting

Two more candidates interviewed Wednesday for the Texas Rangers’ managerial vacancy, and neither was frontrunner Tim Bogar.

Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister and Chicago White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing spent the day at Globe Life Park, a day after Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo interviewed.

The Rangers, per their policy, had no comment on the interviews. But general manager Jon Daniels hopes to have the full-time replacement for Ron Washington hired before the World Series begins on Oct. 21.

Bogar, who finished the season as the Rangers’ interim manager, is one of three candidates yet to interview.

The others are Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash and former major league infielder Alex Cora, the manager and GM of Caguas Criollos of the Puerto Rico Winter League.

Bogar, though, hasn’t been sitting idly by. According to a baseball source, Bogar interviewed Monday with the Arizona Diamondbacks for their managerial opening. Bogar, who went 14-8 after Washington resigned Sept. 5, traveled to Phoenix for the interview.

On Friday, the Rangers granted the Diamondbacks permission to contact Bogar, who is one of 11 candidates to replace Kirk Gibson.

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