The Rangers wasted no time in hiring a new hitting coach, selecting Thad Bosley only a day after interviewing him and several other candidates.
Bosley was Oakland's hitting coach from 2000 to 2003, when he served with Ron Washington on the A's staff. Bosley interviewed last year to replace Rudy Jaramillo, but was the runner-up to Clint Hurdle. Hurdle left last week to become Pittsburgh's manager.
-- Jeff Wilson