The Texas Rangers major league coaching staff for 2019 is now in place, as the team has announced that Callix Crabbe has been hired as the team’s assistant hitting coach, and Oscar Marin has been hired as the team’s bullpen coach. They are joining manager Chris Woodward, bench coach Don Wakamatsu, pitching coach Julio Rangel, first base coach Hector Ortiz, third base coach Tony Beasley, hitting coach Luis Ortiz, and player development field coordinator Jayce Tingler.
Crabbe, 35, is a native of the Virgin Islands who was a Rule 5 pick of the San Diego Padres prior to the 2008 season, and who appeared in 21 games that year for the Padres in the first six weeks of the season before being returned to his original team, the Milwaukee Brewers. Crabbe has a sports development training organization called “Crabbe-ology Sports Development” — you can check out the website here.
Marin, 35, is a former minor league pitching coach in the Rangers organization. The Rangers hired him from Harvard-Westlake High School in 2010, and he worked as a pitching coach at varying levels of the organization, including with Hickory in 2014-15 — you can read Mark Parker’s interview with Marin from September, 2015, here. After working as the pitching coach in High Desert in 2016, Marin joined the Seattle Mariners as their minor league pitching coordinator in 2017, and had been in that role through 2018.