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Washington resigns as manager of Rangers

Ron Washington has resigned as the manager of the Texas Rangers Friday, the team announced. (Source:WOIO) Ron Washington has resigned as the manager of the Texas Rangers Friday, the team announced. (Source:WOIO)

Ron Washington has resigned as the manager of the Texas Rangers Friday, the team announced. 

"Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I love -- managing the Rangers -- in order to devote my full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter," Washington stated.

Currently the Rangers have the worst record in baseball with a record of 53-87 entering Friday's game. They're 31.5 games back in the AL west.

"It's not drug related" General Manager Jon Daniels in reference to Washington's resignation.

Washington tested positive in 2009 which lead him to being randomly drug tested. Rangers President Nolan Ryan stuck with Washington, even signed him to a two year contract extension in 2012.

The 62-year-old, Washington had a record of 664-611 in his eight seasons as the Rangers skipper.

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