Texas manager Ron Washington and Bogar have a long history that is well-documented by Fraley.
The two first met in the Mets’ system, when Washington was a coach with the organizations’ Triple-A affiliate and Bogar was a shortstop.
“I’ve known Wash for a long time,” Bogar said. “He made me understand what it is to be a major-league player.
Bogar also served as a “quality assurance coach” with the Rays in 2007. He is known around the game as someone who is able to break down and implement a variety of new information, which Fraley says was evident in his use of defensive shifts.
“Tim has a great reputation in the game,” Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. “He’s a great communicator, very prepared and has a smart baseball mind.”