On top of hiring Dave Magadan as hitting coach, the Rangers are making one additional change in their coaching staff. Gary Pettis is being switched to third base coach and Dave Anderson will be the first base coach. The Rangers announced today that five coaches are returning for 2013: Pettis, Anderson, bench coach Jackie Moore, pitching coach Mike Maddux and bullpen coach Andy Hawkins. Manager Ron Washington said he thinks the Rangers can benefit from Pettis’ baserunning expertise as a third base coach. That’s why the Rangers made the change.
I personally thought Anderson had a good year and see this as moving barstool chairs in the aloha deck around on the love boat.