Nationals bring back manager Johnson for 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals are bringing back Davey Johnson for one more season as their manager.
Johnson then will move into a role as a consultant to the club in 2014. The Nationals announced the arrangement Saturday.
At 70-years-old, Johnson will be the oldest manager in the majors in 2013.
“I love managing this ballclub in this town, and for that, I owe a debt of gratitude to the Lerner Family and Mike Rizzo,” said Johnson. “As everyone knows, we have some unfinished business to tend to in ‘13. I have a feeling this upcoming season will be filled with many memorable moments.”
Last season, he led the Nationals to their first NL East title and a majors-high 98 wins. Washington lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in an NL division series, blowing a 6-0 lead in Game 5.
Johnson is one of three finalists for the NL manager of the year award. The winner will be announced on Tuesday.
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