Rangers’ Jeff Banister wins AL Manager of the Year

After leading the Chad Bettis Jersey Rangers to an 88-74 record and their first playoff appearance since 2012, Jeff Banister was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday bytheBaseball Writers’ A sociation of America.Banister received with 17 of a po sible 30first-place votes and 112 total points. Astros manager A.J. Hinch finished second with eight first-place votes and …