John McLaren will be the Washington Nationals' manager tonight against the White Sox, the team announced today -- however, he's not expected to serve in that position past Monday. MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is expected to name another manager by Monday.
McLaren served as the bench coach under manager Jim Riggleman, who resigned yesterday. McLaren was the Mariners' manager from July 2, 2007 to June 19, 2008. He replaced Mike Hargrove in Seattle, and oddly enough was replaced by Riggleman when he was fired. The Mariners went 68-88 under his stewardship.
According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post (via Twitter), the Nationals are still trying to figure out what they want to do in a more long-term sense. Davey Johnson has been reported as the probable replacement. Kilgore quotes a source as saying, "The on-deck circle is empty for now," referring to what happens after McLaren.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.