The Rangers have extended the contract of manager Ron Washington through the 2015 season, the team announced on Monday. Washington had been set to enter the final year of his deal. Financial terms of the extension were not disclosed.
Rangers GM and president of baseball operations Jon Daniels released the following statement through the team:
"Ron Washington leads our club with a vast knowledge and passion for the game. Under Wash's guidance and tutelage, the Rangers have enjoyed their greatest successes in franchise history. I look forward to working with him to build on that success in 2014 and beyond."
In seven seasons in Arlington, Washington, age 61, has compiled a record of 611-524 (.538) and won two AL West titles and two pennants. Under Washington, the Rangers have won at least 90 games in each of the last four seasons.
Among current managers, just Mike Scioscia, Ron Gardenhire and Joe Maddon have been with their current teams longer than Washington has been with the Rangers.