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McLaren to stay with Nats, as a scout

Posted on: June 26, 2011 12:50 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

For the second time in less than a week, a Nationals manager will work his final game in uniform for the club. Jim Riggleman resigned from his post amidst conflict with the front office after Thursday's victory and now-interim manager John McLaren will be reassigned to a scouting role after Sunday's game in Chicago against the White Sox (Bill Ladson via Twitter). Davey Johnson will take over as the full-time manager Monday.

The news comes a day after there were conflicting reports on McLaren's future -- though each were technically correct from a certain point of view. One report had McLaren resigning and another said he'd stay with the team. Well, it turns out he's going to stay with the Nationals but will not remain as the bench coach -- his role under Riggleman. So that means when Davey Johnson takes over as the Nationals manager, he'll also get a new bench coach.

The report that had McLaren resigning cited loyalty to Riggleman as part of the reason, and that appears to have some truth to it. McLaren reportedly told Riggleman in May, "If you leave, I'm going to leave." (Washington Post via Twitter)

For all the turmoil the Nationals have faced this week, this shuffling likely means the changes all come to an end Monday. The managerial shift will be complete and the new coaching staff will be in place. Meanwhile, the Nationals have won 12 of their last 14 games and are only 4-1/2 games behind the Braves for the NL Wild Card.

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Since: Aug 16, 2010
Posted on: June 26, 2011 5:08 pm
 

McLaren to stay with Nats, as a scout

Update:

McLaren 1st Nats manager with a winning record

With a .667 winning percentage, that's a record that never will be broken.



Since: Aug 16, 2010
Posted on: June 26, 2011 4:26 pm
 

McLaren to stay with Nats, as a scout

McLaren reportedly told Riggleman in May, "If you leave, I'm going to leave."
That's code for when you land a new manager's job, I'm with you as your bench coach just give me a call. So he goes to the scouting dept. til then waiting for the call.


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