Rangers Give Manager Washington Two-Year Extension

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Harry How/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Texas Rangers and manager Ron Washington have agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep the skipper in Arlington through the 2014 season.

In five seasons with Texas, the 59-year-old Washington has compiled a record of 427-383, winning two American League pennants. He is the first manager in baseball history to increase his team’s win total in four straight seasons after his first season with the team.

Before coming to Texas, Washington was with the Oakland Athletics for 11 seasons as a coach.

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