Let the coaching shuffles continue!
After spending the last two seasons as the Seattle Mariners bench coach under manager Scott Servais, Tim Bogar has been named the first base coach for the Washington Nationals.
Bogar has been a big league coach for several organizations, including the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers.
Back in 2014, Bogar was the interim manager for the Rangers when Ron Washington resigned towards the end of the season. He was in the conversation to be their next manager before Jeff Banister was ultimately hired.
Can confirm that Tim Bogar will be Nats’ first base coach, as @Ken_Rosenthal said.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) November 9, 2017
The 51-year-old ended up with a position in the Los Angeles Angels front office under general manager Jerry Dipoto, but once Dipoto resigned and headed to Seattle, Bogar was hired as the Mariners' new bench coach under his watch.
Bogar has a connection with new Nats manager Dave Martinez, as they spent time together under Joe Maddon back in 2008 with the Tampa Bay Rays.