Bogar, five others to interview for Rangers job
The Texas Rangers will interview six more candidates for the managing vacancy beginning early next week, including interim manager Tim Bogar.
The Rangers also granted permission for the Arizona Diamondbacks to interview Bogar, who was 14-8 as the interim manager for the Rangers this season.
"Tim is obviously a very strong candidate for our managerial position, but we also understand that he has to look at all potential opportunities as we go through our process," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement. "He and I have had several extensive conversations in advance of the formal interview process he will have with other members of the organization next week."
In addition to Bogar, the club will interview Pittsburgh bench coach Jeff Banister, Cleveland bullpen coach Kevin Cash, former major leaguer Alex Cora, Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo and Chicago White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing.
The Rangers have already interviewed pitching coach Mike Maddux and Round Rock manager Steve Buechele.
Like Bogar, McEwing is also a candidate for the Arizona job.
Banister has Texas ties. He went to LaMarque High School and the University of Houston. The former big leaguer also interviewed for the Houston managing job. Cash played 12 seasons in the majors and just finished his second season on Terry Francona's staff.
Cora is currently the manager and general manager for Caguas Criollos in the Puerto Rican Winter League. He coached in the majors under Ozzie Guillen and interviewed for the Seattle job last season. Lovullo also interviewed for the Houston job last month.
McEwing has spent the last seven years with the White Sox. He's been the third-base coach for three seasons and was a manager for three years.