BREAKING NEWS: Washington Resigns as Rangers Manager

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Aug 23, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington (38) during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Royals defeated the Rangers 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Sources have confirmed that Ron Washington has resigned as manager for the Texas Rangers. Sources say that the reason of departure is a personal one. Washington has been the Rangers manager since 2007, and has won two American League pennants, and making two World Series appearances. Washington was only the second manager to take the Rangers franchise to the postseason. He also was the first manager in franchise history to win a playoff series.

Previous to this season, Washington had a very impressive winning percentage. He finishes his managing career with the Rangers with a record of 664-661. He holds the franchise’s all-time lead in games managed, regular-season wins, and post-season wins.

Whoever the next Ranger manager is will have some big shoes to fill. Ron did a great job with the franchise and his presence in the clubhouse will be greatly missed. Ron was often referred to as a “players manager.” Players loved to play for the defensive guru and his legacy will not soon be forgotten.

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