PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister has been hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and MLB Network tweeted out the news Thursday morning.READ MORE: 'Senseless Act': Man Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Deadly Crash Involving West Virginia Newlyweds
Banister was one of three finalists for the position along with interim Rangers manager Tom Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash.READ MORE: AP Source: Pittsburgh Pirates, Catcher Roberto Pérez Reach 1-Year Deal
Banister is thought to bring valuable experience to the position, having served with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle for the last four seasons.
Listen to 93-7 The Fan’s Colin Dunlap interview with Banister here: