When the Oakland Athletics take the field this week, their opponent will look a little different in the dugout.
BREAKING: Rangers have relieved Chris Woodward of managerial duties, according to a person with direct knowledge of situation
Woodward was hired by the Rangers in 2019 and spent four seasons at the helm, achieving a 211-278 record. Woodward never led the Rangers to a winning season during his tenure, and did not meet expectations this year even after the team spent millions of dollars signing former A’s infielder Marcus Semien and one-time World Series champion Corey Seager this offseason. The Rangers are 51-63 and sit 23 games behind the first-place Houston Astros.
The team has named third base coach Tony Beasley the interim manager. He’ll make his managerial debut tonight against the A’s at 5:05 p.m. PT.