Dave Martinez named new Nationals manager


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Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez has been chosen as the next manager of the Washington Nationals.

Martinez's deal is reportedly for three years with an option for a fourth year.

“We are delighted to bring Dave aboard and excited about what he will bring to our clubhouse and our dugout,” said Theodore N. Lerner, owner of the Nationals in a press release. "We have been very clear about our goals as an organization and we feel confident we’ve found the right man to help us reach them."

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo thinks they got the right man for their ballclub.

“I am excited to bring Dave into our family,” Rizzo said. “As we went through this process it became clear the type of manager we were looking for someone who is progressive, someone who can connect with and communicate well with our players, and someone who embraces the analytical side of the game. We came away from the process feeling like there was absolutely no one better suited who matched up to what this organization needs right now than Dave.”



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