Ron Washington, 71, who led the Texas Rangers to the World Series in 2010 and 2011, has been named manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Angels announced on Monday (Sept. 9) that they have hired Washington as their new manager, according to Fox Sports. 23rd manager.굿모닝토토
Earlier, the Angels declined to exercise the club option on Phil Nevin. As a result, the Angels’ head coaching position became vacant, and after a search, the Angels hired Washington.
This marks Washington’s return to Major League Baseball after a 10-year absence since 2014. Washington was hired as the manager of Texas in 2007 and led the team until 2014.
The Rangers reached the World Series in 2010 and 2011, losing to the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.
Washington stepped down as manager of Texas after 2014 and went on to coach third base for the Oakland Athletics and Atlanta Braves.
The Angels’ goal is to make the postseason. They haven’t made it to fall ball since 2014. This season, they finished fourth in the district with a .451 winning percentage.
But the situation is not easy. The World Series-winning Texas Rangers, the Houston Astros, who have been to the Championship Series seven years in a row, and the Seattle Mariners, who have built a formidable pitching staff.
Washington, meanwhile, made waves when he tested positive for cocaine while with Texas. At the time, Washington was deeply remorseful and apologized.