Woodward hired as Rangers manager after 3 years with Dodgers

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The Texas Rangers have hired Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward as their manager, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired.

The team said Saturday he received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022. He is to be introduced at news conference Monday.

The Rangers are coming off their first consecutive losing seasons since 2005-08.

The hiring ends a process during which general manager Jon Daniels and the Rangers interviewed more than 10 candidates, including bench coach Don Wakamatsu after he served as interim coach the final 10 games of the season.

Woodward was interviewed this week after the National League champion Dodgers finished their season in the World Series for the second straight year.