The Rangers started the year with heightened expectations and will end it searching for a new manager.
The team fired Chris Woodward on Monday, The Post’s Jon Heyman confirmed. The Rangers currently sit with a 51-63 record, 23 games behind the first-place Astros in the AL West.
The Rangers were expected to compete for a playoff spot this season after the splashy additions of Corey Seager and Marcus Semien. The contracts totaled $500 million with Seager getting a massive $325 million after he starred for the Dodgers for years.
ESPN noted that the Rangers’ 6-24 record in one-run games has spoiled any progress the team has made with a near-even run differential.
Woodward, 46, will finish his Rangers career with a 203-278 record in three-plus seasons. He received an extension this offseason that covered next season and came up with an option for 2024.