News

Washington Nationals hire Matt Williams as manager

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former major league third baseman Matt Williams is the new manager of the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals will hold a news conference Friday to introduce Williams as the team’s fifth manager since it moved to Washington from Montreal in 2005. He replaces Davey Johnson, who is retiring.

It is Williams’ first job as a major league manager. He has only brief managerial experience at any level, having spent time in the Arizona Fall League and five weeks at Double-A in the minors.

He’s been the Arizona Diamondbacks third-base coach the past three seasons.

The 47-year-old Williams was a five-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove recipient during 17 years as a player for the Giants, Indians and Diamondbacks.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

WWU must win to keep season going at GNAC Championships

Fresh
File Photo: Western Washington University basketball coach Tony Dominguez

Needing a post-season conference title to advance to regionals, WWU meets University of Alaska Anchorage in an opening-round game at the fifth annual GNAC Championships which begin today.

in National

Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases on April 28

Fresh
gaymarriage

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether states can ban gay marriage.

in Sports

Prosecutors: No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

kurtbusch

Delaware prosecutors will not file criminal charges following allegations of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend.

in Sports

2016 Rolex race to be first event at renovated Daytona

daytona

Daytona International Speedway will showcase its renovated motorsports stadium next January.

in Lifestyle

The elephants are out of the circus

elephant

The Ringling Bros. Circus says it will eliminate elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns.