Report: Texas Rangers interview Joe Girardi for managerial opening

The Texas Rangers interviewed Joe Girardi for their managerial opening, according to multiple reports on Friday.

Girardi met with the organization in Arlington, Texas, the Dallas News reported.

Girardi, who spent the 2018 season as a studio analyst for the MLB Network, also recently interviewed for the Cincinnati Reds' opening.

According to the Dallas News, Texas has also interviewed Rangers assistant general manager Jayce Tingler, Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde and Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada.

Don Wakamatsu, who finished the season as interim manager, also is expected to be interviewed for the post.

Girardi, who turns 54 on Sunday, had a 910-710 record in 10 seasons as manager of the New York Yankees before being let go after the 2017 campaign. He guided New York to the 2009 World Series title.

Girardi also was skipper of the Miami Marlins in 2006, winner National League Manager of the Year. He has an overall record of 988-794 in 11 seasons as a manager.

Texas fired Jeff Banister late in the 2018 campaign. Banister was in his fourth season.