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Rangers bring Hernandez aboard to throw BP

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers have brought in former Major League outfielder Cesar Hernandez to throw batting practice. The job could turn into a bigger role as an assistant hitting coach for Dave Magadan.

Hernandez played for the Reds from 1992-93 and is good friends with Magadan. Teams are allowed an extra coach and many are using it to hire an assistant hitting coach. The Rangers have been considering that possibility.

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Johnny Narron unofficially served in that role during his time with the Rangers before becoming the Brewers' hitting coach this past year.

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