Panamanian Julio Rangel will be the pitching coach of the Texas Rangers under the new manager Chris Woodward.
Born in Panama City on September 28, 1975, he reached an agreement to make his debut as a Major League coach, after spending 12 seasons in the minor leagues as a coordinator and pitching coach.
His career as a junior coach was with the San Francisco Giants (one year) and the Cleveland Indians (11 seasons).
With the Cleveland Indians he became acting pitching coach at Columbus Triple A in the 2012 season.
As a player, Rangel was signed as a pitcher by the New York Yankees in 1993, when he was 17 years old, and spent his entire seven-year career in the minor league system of the New York team, where he accumulated 33 wins and 24 losses, with an ERA of 3.66.
His best showing was in the Double A category in 2000, the last of his career in organized baseball.
Regarding his hiring, the general manager and president of operations of the Rangers, Jon Daniels, emphasized that he is a coach who combines the use of technological data with the old school very well and knows how to transmit it to the pitchers, and has a unique experience.
He will also have the important mission of guiding the also Panamanian Ariel Jurado, who debued in the best baseball in the world last year and belongs to the Texan roster.