Ron Washington, who led the Texas Rangers to two World Series appearences since taking over as manager in 2007, has reportedly resigned from his duties and will be replaced by bench coach Tim Bogar effective immediately.
Washington had this to say about his resignation.
Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I love – managing the Rangers – in order to devote my full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter. As painful as it is, stepping away from the game is what’s best for me and my family.
“This is in no way related to the disappointing performance of the team this season. We were already discussing 2015 and looking forward to getting the Rangers back to postseason contention.
“I deeply regret that I’ve let down the Rangers organization and our great fans. Over the past eight seasons, it’s been a privilege to be part of some of the best years in club history and I will always be grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here, and for the great management, players, and coaches who have made our time here a success. Thank you for respecting my privacy
It remains to be seen exactly what Washington’s off-field issues are, but he was in the midst of one of the most disappointing season of his managerial career.
Texas currently boasts the worst record in MLB at 53-87. It’s bitter end to an extremely successful career for Washington in Texas.
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