Today the Texas Rangers system announced Bobby Wilson as the new Double-A Frisco RoughRiders manager.
Rangers announce 2020 minor league staffs. Matt Hagen promoted to Minor League Field Coordinator. Former catcher Bobby Wilson hired to manage AA Frisco. Managers: Josh Johnson?Down East; Carlos Cardoza?Hickory; Sean Cashman?Spokane. Nashville Manager is TBA.
? John Blake (@RangerBlake) December 9, 2019
Wilson spent ten years catching in the majors, two of those in Texas. Other teams he went behind the plate for include Los Angeles, Arizona, Tampa Bay, Detroit, and Minnesota.
At only 36, Wilson split his time last season in the Detroit franchise between the Tigers and their Triple-A Toledo Mudhens. Besides Wilson, other Frisco coaches named included Jeff Andrews (pitching), Josue Perez (hitting), and Jonathan Gelnar (coach), Alex Rodriguez (trainer) and Wade Lamont (strength).
Frisco is looking to improve on their third-place finish in the Texas League South, which saw a record of 68-71.
The Rangers have since promoted Bobby Wilson to their catching coordinator for the 2021 season. He never managed a game at the Double-A level due to the minor-league season being canceled in 2020.