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Texas Rangers fire manager Jeff Banister after consecutive losing seasons

Sep 22, 2018 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Arlington, Texas • The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years following AL West titles in each of his first two seasons.

Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister’s fourth season, and general manager Jon Daniels said the decision wasn’t based on the record.

“There are times when you’re looking for a new voice, and the new voice for the leadership,” Daniels said. “Jeff ...