Rangers coaches Howe, Walbeck out

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers will have at least three new coaches next year.

General manager Jon Daniels say Art Howe and Matt Walbeck won't be offered contracts for next season. Howe had been the team's bench coach under manager Ron Washington while Walbeck was the third-base coach.

The team also announced that Jim Colborn will return as the Rangers' director of Pacific Rim operations after filling in as bullpen coach the past two months.

Andy Hawkins became interim pitching coach when Mark Connor was fired August 1st. Hawkins will be a candidate to keep the job, but Daniels says others will be interviewed.

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