As expected, Tony Beasley will remain on the Texas Rangers’ coaching staff.
Beasley told the Fredericksburg, Va. Free Lance-Star that he received a call on Saturday notifying him of the decision. Beasley also said he was not specifically told his duties. Beasley has had the double duty of third-base and infield coach for the previous four seasons.
The call “took away any ounce of doubt,” Beasley told the newspaper.
The Rangers have not made any announcements on the staff of new manager Chris Woodward.
Beasley went into the off-season with a good feeling about returning after a meeting with general manager Jon Daniels.
“He told me he saw me being back,” Beasley told the newspaper. “It wasn’t a rock-solid commitment … but I felt good about it.”
Beasley joined the Rangers for the 2015 season as part of the staff of manager Jeff Banister, a good friend. The Rangers fired Banister with 10 games remaining last season.
“I just told [Daniels] I was comfortable in my role,” Beasley said.