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2023 Round Rock Express Coaching Staff Announced

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January 18, 2023 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)Round Rock Express News Release

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Texas Rangers revealed the organization’s minor league coaching staffs for the 2023 season on Wednesday, including that of the Round Rock Express. Manager Doug Davis is set to make his Pacific Coast League coaching debut as the conductor of the E-Train. He spent the previous two years as the manager for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate.


Pitching Coach Dave Borkowski, Bullpen Coach Demetre Kokoris and Athletic Trainer Will Whitehead will join Davis as newcomers while Bench Coach Chase Lambin, Hitting Coach Matt Lawson, Development Coach Josh Johnson and Strength & Conditioning Coach Wade Lamont are set to return to the E-Train’s coaching staff.

Since he began coaching in 1995, Davis has led a minor league team for 10 total seasons and has accumulated a career 673-588 record. He spent the 2003-2004 seasons as the bench coach for the Florida Marlins, where he won the 2003 World Series.

In two seasons as the manager for Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Davis led the RailRiders to a combined record of 158-119. Last season, he helped oversee a pitching staff that led all Triple-A teams with a 3.89 ERA. Prior to his time as skipper, Davis spent three years in three different roles with Scranton Wilkes-Barre from 2017-2019. In 2017, he was the defensive coach before moving over to bullpen coach in 2018. In 2019, Davis was named the bench coach.

Before joining the New York Yankees organization, Davis spent 11 years in the Toronto Blue Jays system in a variety of roles. Before he was named manager of the RailRiders in 2021, Davis hadn’t held a manager title since 2008. He has also been a minor league field coordinator for the Montreal Expos (2001) and Florida Marlins (2002, 2005). His coaching career began in the Yankees system in 1995.

A catcher and infielder in his playing days, Davis was a ninth-round selection by the California Angels in the 1984 MLB Draft. He played professionally for 11 seasons between the Angels, Rangers and Kansas City Royals organizations. He appeared in seven games in the big leagues and tallied six games in 1988 with the Angels, while appearing in one game for the Rangers in 1992. He is a native of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Borkowski returns to Round Rock after pitching for the Express in 2006 and 2008. He frequented the PCL in 2022 as the pitching coach for the Oklahoma City Dodgers and oversaw a…

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