Hitting coach Magadan explains why he’s leaving the Rangers

Manager Jeff Banister will be hiring his own hitting coach this offseason.

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Dave Magadan, pitching coach for the Texas Rangers since 2013, is leaving the team, but it wasn’t necessarily a voluntary move.

According to the Dallas News, Magadan said manager Jeff Banister wanted to pick his own guy:

"I don’t blame Jeff for wanting his own guy," Magadan told the Globe. "I think Jeff and (general manager) Jon (Daniels) and I just saw things differently.” 

Last season was Banister’s first at the helm, so it appears he will begin shaping his staff this offseason.

As the Dallas News notes, Magadan has already been contacted by a few clubs, even one who expressed interest in him as a front office-scouting position.

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