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Magadan, Hawkins will not return to Rangers coaching staff in 2016

The Rangers have announced that Dave Magadan and Andy Hawkins will not return to the Rangers coaching staff in 2016

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have announced that hitting coach Dave Magadan and bullpen coach Andy Hawkins will not return as part of the coaching staff in 2016.  The remainder of the coaching staff has been invited back.

Reports indicate that Hawkins opted to leave to pursue other opportunities, while Magadan's departure is being called a mutual parting of the ways.

Magadan was brought to Texas during the 2012-13 offseason from Boston, where he had garnered a reputation for being one of the top hitting coaches in the game.  He has been a lightning rod for criticism from fans ever since arriving, however, and was given the opportunity previously to interview for other hitting coach openings.

I'm not sure who the team may be looking at to replace Magadan, though several folks on Twitter have mentioned Jason Giambi as a possibility.  Giambi worked with Joey Gallo this past offseason, and is developing a very good reputation for his work with hitters.