Rangers Extend Ron Washington Through 2015

The Rangers have given a one-year contract extension to manager Ron Washington, tweets Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Washington is now under contract through the 2015 season. In a team release announcing the extension, president of baseball operations and general manager Jon Daniels said the following:

"Ron Washington leads our club with a vast knowledge and passion for the game. Under Wash’s guidance and tutelage, the Rangers have enjoyed their greatest successes in franchise history. I look forward to working with him to build on that success in 2014 and beyond."

Washington is entering his eighth season as the Rangers' skipper. The former big league infielder has led the club to five straight winning seasons, the past four of which have been 90-win seasons or better. Washington's Rangers appeared in the World Series in 2010 and in 2011, though they fell just shy of baseball's ultimate prize in each instance.

The Rangers are the only team that Washington has managed at the Major League level, and he's compiled a 611-524 record in his time at the helm. As a player, Washington batted .261/.292/.368 in 1689 career plate appearances over parts of 10 seasons — most of which came with the Twins in the early- to mid-80s.

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6 Comments on "Rangers Extend Ron Washington Through 2015"

1 year 7 months ago

Good! He’s the only manager that’s managed to get us to the WS! Glad he’ll be around at least a couple more years.

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1 year 7 months ago

Charlie Manuel and Dusty Baker have also managed WS teams, doesn’t mean you would want them to manage your team.

1 year 7 months ago

The team got them to the WS. Washington managed them. It deserves credit, but not sole credit. This is not the NBA, where Phil Jackson gets star status for leading the Bull and Lakers to all those titles. Many managers have gone to the World Series that I would never want managing my team. I think Ron Washington is better served as a coach than a manager.

1 year 7 months ago

I like Wash as a coach, but don’t care for him too much as a manager.

1 year 7 months ago

The players love him, and the addition of Tim Bogar should help with in-game decisions. I’m on board.

1 year 7 months ago

I think the Rangers are saying to Washington that he’s year to year now and another year like last year even with the roster they put together for him and he’s gone. Anything short of another WS appearance will probably get him canned this time.