PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Jeff Banister as the bench coach for manager Torey Lovullo on Monday.
The 57-year-old Banister managed the Texas Rangers from 2015 to ’18 and had a 325-313 record while winning the AL West twice.
Banister’s hiring comes as Lovullo overhauls his coaching staff following a 52-110 season that marked the second-worst record in franchise history. Banister replaces Luis Urueta, who is still with the Diamondbacks but will have a new role.
Banister spent much of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates before managing the Rangers. He held a variety of positions with the organization from 1993 to 2014 and from 2019 to ’20. He was the director of player development for the University of Northern Colorado this year.