Orioles (who else?) hire ex-Rangers coach

For Texas Rangers fans, the Baltimore Orioles sure do look familiar. And they continue to stock former Ranger players and coaches. The latest addition: Dave Anderson.

Anderson, whose contract was not renewed by the Rangers after he served as first base coach and infield instructor last season, was hired by the Orioles on Wednesday as the minor league infield instructor.

"Defensively, they're the best team in baseball at the major league level," Anderson said by phone. "The front office is stable and they are headed in the right direction. They were one of the first teams to contact me. I was interested in the organization and what they have going on."

Anderson said it's a similar job to what he did at one point with the Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers in that he'll travel around during the season and work with the minor league infielders, working with all the clubs. He'll go to the Dominican Republic and spring training as well.

"My job is to try to get them better," Anderson said.

Anderson was the Rangers' third-base coach for four seasons until he switched to first base last year. He was the infield coach at the big league level all of those years.