Latest Chris Woodward News

Texas Rangers manager Woodward gets extension to 2023

Nov. 19, 2021 15:58 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward got a contract extension Friday that goes through the 2023 season and includes a club option for another year after that. The Rangers before last season had exercised their club option for 2022. Woodward...

Rangers name Hyers hitting coach, reunite him with Woodward

Nov. 10, 2021 13:53 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers named Tim Hyers their hitting coach Wednesday after he spent the past four seasons in the same role for the Boston Red Sox. Hyers and Rangers manager Chris Woodward worked together as assistants on manager Dave Roberts' staff...

Rangers hire Ecker as bench coach and offensive coordinator

Nov. 01, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Donnie Ecker as their bench coach and also offensive coordinator, a role in which he will oversee the organization's overall hitting program at both the major and minor league levels. Texas is coming off a 102-loss...

Rangers dismiss hitting, bench coaches after 102-loss season

Oct. 05, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have dismissed hitting coach Luis Ortiz and bench coach Don Wakamatsu after a 102-loss season. Two days after the season ended with the Rangers being shut out for a majors-high 15th time, the team said Tuesday that Ortiz and...

Still-rebuilding Rangers use 26 rookies in 102-loss season

Oct. 04, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Woodward and the Texas Rangers certainly knew this was possible with the young and inexperienced roster they had, especially after trading away two All-Star players during the middle of it. That still doesn't take away the sting of a 102-loss season. ...

Indians beat Rangers 9-6 to clinch second in A.L. Central

Oct. 02, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Hedges and Bobby Bradley homered, Jose Ramirez drove in three runs and rookie Eli Morgan won his third straight start as the Cleveland Indians drubbed the Texas Rangers 9-4 on Friday night. The Indians, playing the final series with the...

Garcia sets rookie HR record in 7-6 Rangers win over Angels

Sep. 30, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis Garcia has been a bright spot throughout a 100-loss season for the Texas Rangers. After a long wait, the Cuban outfielder broke a pair of longstanding rookie records with one big swing. Garcia broke the Rangers...

Ohtani's legs help Angels past Rangers, who lose 100th game

Sep. 30, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shohei Ohtani sparked a four-run sixth-inning rally with his legs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Texas 7-2 on Wednesday night to send the Rangers to their first 100-loss season since 1973. With the score 2-2, Ohtani led off the sixth with a...

Rookies lead Rangers past Angels 5-2 to avoid 100th defeat

Sep. 29, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rookie Andy Ibanez’s two-run single highlighted a four-run second inning for Texas and fellow rookie A.J. Alexy won for the third time in four career starts as the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 on Tuesday night to stave off their 100th loss for a second...

Ibáñez leads 99-loss Rangers over 106-loss Orioles 7-4

Sep. 26, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Andy Ibáñez hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers avoided their 100th loss for at least a day by beating the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 Sunday for a four-game split. ​​Adolis García had two hits and drove in a run for Texas. He set a club rookie...