NEWBERG REPORT PLUS — OCTOBER 23, 2007
According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com and Richard Durrett of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers expect Don Wakamatsu to leave the club for a job on Oakland’s coaching staff, with an announcement possibly coming sometime today. Sullivan notes that Texas will seek a replacement who can handle all three of the primary responsibilities that Wakamatsu had — catching instructor (which is the priority), third base coach, and spring training coordinator — while Durrett suggests that the organization could split the duties between a few coaches (including a catching instructor that would necessarily have to come in from the outside).
Wakamatsu’s departure is not good news. But allow me to counterbalance it a bit by sending you to a story that was just published by Baseball America about Elvis Andrus.
This one is a can’t-miss.