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Former Dodgers coach Chris Woodward fired as Texas manager

MLB: JUN 13 Rangers at Dodgers Photo by John McCoy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Chris Woodward was fired as Rangers manager on Monday, with Texas twelve games under .500 after spending $565 million on Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, and Jon Gray this offseason. Evan Grant at the Dallas Morning News was the first to report the news.

“We have had extensive discussions over the last several weeks and while the team’s current performance is certainly a big part of this decision, we are also looking at the future,” Rangers general manager Chris Young said in a statement from the team.

Under Woodward, who was the Dodgers first base coach under Dave Roberts from 2016-18, Texas was 211-287 (.424) in parts of four seasons at the helm. For what it’s worth, the Rangers this year have only been outscored by two runs, the club’s best run differential in the last six years. But a 6-24 record in one-run games torpedoed any chance they had of sniffing even a .500 record.


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