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Tim Bogar

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Tim Bogar

NEW ADDITION: Bogar enters his first season on the Rangers staff as the club's new bench coach after being named to the position on Oct. 21, 2013…the former Red Sox bench coach spent last season as a manager at Double-A Arkansas in the Angels system…he has a 362-266 (.576) career record as a minor league manager…in his five seasons as a minor league manager, Bogar's teams have reached their league's championship round four times, posting the circuit's best cumulative regular season record in the one year in which they did not reach the final round…the Illinois native won manager of the year honors in both the Appalachian League (2004 with Greeneville) and Eastern League (2006 with Akron).

2013: Served as manager for Arkansas Travelers (AA) in the Texas League, a Los Angeles Angels affiliate…the Travelers went 73-66 (.525), the third-best record in the league last year, and lost the Texas League Championship Series to San Antonio, 3-games-to-2.

COACHING CAREER: From 2009-12, spent four seasons on the major league staff for the Boston Red Sox, serving as bench coach (2012), third base coach (2010-11) and first base coach (2009)…spent 2008 as the quality assurance coach for the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays, his first season on a major league staff…served as a coordinator during spring training…suited up for all pre-game activities during the regular season and assisted in infield and baserunning instruction…also assisted with advance series preparation… managed in the Cleveland (2006-07) and Houston (2004-05) minor league systems prior to his year with the Rays…reached Eastern League championship series in both years with Akron (AA) in 2006-07, landing EL Manager of the Year honors and league's "Best Manager Prospect" status by Baseball America in 2006…was also on the 2006 All-Star Futures Game coaching staff…was named Appalachian League Manager of the Year in 2004 at Rookie-level Greeneville, winning league title in his first season as a coach…following year compiled an 81-58 (.583) mark at Lexington (A), best record in South Atlantic League in 2005.

HAVE WE MET?: Bogar played for Ron Washington, a coach, at Tidewater (AAA) in 1991 and 1992…for each of his four years on the Red Sox coaching staff (2009-12), was joined by current Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan… he was teammates with current Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux on the 1993 Mets, and played with Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre during his final big league campaign on the 2001 Dodgers.

PLAYING CAREER: Batted .228 in a nine-year major league career with New York-NL (1993-96), Houston (1997-2000), and Los Angeles-NL (2001)… the Astros won three consecutive N.L. Central titles from 1997-99…his only career postseason start came in 1999 NLDS Game 4 vs. Atlanta, going 3-for-4 with a double and RBI in Astros' 7-5 loss, which was the final MLB game ever at the Astrodome…of his 24 career home runs, three were inside-the-park homers…played primarily shortstop, but also saw action at the other three infield positions, the outfield, and also pitched in two games in June 2000…last career HR was off Rangers' Darren Oliver on June 11, 2001 at Dodger Stadium…his last hit was a pinch double off Kenny Rogers on June 13, 2001 vs. Texas…was originally selected by the Mets in the eighth round of the 1987 June draft out of Eastern Illinois University…hit .408 with 17 HR and was named Mid-Continent Conference MVP in 1987.

PERSONAL: Timothy Paul Bogar…married to Wendy and has two sons, T.J. (born 8/17/92) and Ty (7/10/00), and two daughters, Aralee Anne (8/22/98) and Jesse Lynn (7/2/02)…family resides in North Andover, Mass.

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