(AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Bruce Bochy as their manager. The three-time World Series champion comes out of a short retirement to take over a team that has had six consecutive losing seasons.

Texas made the surprise announcement Friday, just more than two weeks after its season ended. The 67-year-old Bochy hasn’t managed since 2019, when he stepped away after 13 seasons and those World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants.

He won his first title with a five-game triumph over Texas in 2010. Texas. Rangers general manager Chris Young played for Bochy with San Diego in 2006.