SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -The Texas Rangers hired former manager Jerry Narron as a consultant Monday.
Narron managed the Rangers from May 2001 through the end of the 2002 season, when he was replaced by Buck Showalter. Most recently, he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds for two years before being fired in July.
The 52-year-old Narron will be a scout and fill other roles in the baseball operations department.
He first joined the Rangers as a coach on Johnny Oates' staff in 1995 and became interim manager when Oates resigned. He was on the staff of all three Rangers playoff teams in 1996, '98 and '99. Narron also coached under Oates in Baltimore in 1993-94.
Narron played 392 major league games for the New York Yankees, Seattle and Anaheim.
Narron's brother Johnny Narron is a special assignments coach for the Rangers. His primary job is providing a support system for center fielder Josh Hamilton, whose promising career was nearly derailed by drug and alcohol abuse.
The Rangers acquired Hamilton in a trade with Cincinnati, where Hamilton got his career on track while Jerry Narron was manager.
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