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The Nationals hope to announce their sixth manager in team history by November, and former Giants third baseman Matt Williams could be the guy, according to an MLB.com report.
Williams has a relationship with Washington GM Mike Rizzo, who was the scouting director with Arizona when Williams played third base for the world championship 2001 team.
If the Nationals go with Williams, the report indicates that the team will ask Randy Knorr, who also interviewed for the head coaching position, to remain as bench coach.
Former manager Davey Johnson retired following a disappointing 2013 season, and, in addition to Williams and Knorr, the team has interviewed Brad Ausmus, DeMarlo Hale and Trent Jewett to replace him. Cal Ripken, Jr., Dusty Baker and Dave Martinez have all been implicated as options, but none have been interviewed.
Williams, 47, spent 10 of his 17 MLB seasons with the San Francisco Giants, amassing 247 of his 378 career home runs in a Giants uniform.
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According to Ken Rosenthal, the Nats plan to hire Matt Williams as Davey Johnson's successor:
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The Washington Nationals are planning to hire Matt Williams as
their next manager with the goal of keeping Randy Knorr as bench
coach, sources tell Ken Rosenthal.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, reported via Twitter that the Washington Nationals plan to hire Matt Williams as their new manager.
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