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Angels News: Ron Washington Officially Hired as Halos New Manager

The Angels got their guy.

The Los Angeles Angels have officially hired Ron Washington to be their new manager. Jon Heyman of the New York Post was first to report the news.

The Angels are signing Washington to a two-year deal, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Washington will be the 23rd different manager in Angels franchise history. He will take over a team that has greatly disappointed over the last decade, and one that will likely lose their best player in two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani this offseason.

However, Washington is a veteran manager, as he was with the Texas Rangers from 2007 to 2014. In those eight years, Washington went 664-611 and helped the Rangers win two AL West titles. They also made back-to-back World Series in 2010 and 2011, losing in five games in 2010 to the San Francisco Giants and in seven games in 2011 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Washington resigned from his job in 2014, and remained in the AL West, joining the Oakland Athletics as an infield coach in 2015. He then became their third-base coach later that season.

In 2016, Washington was a finalist for the Atlanta Braves open managerial spot, but Brian Snitker ended up winning the competition.

Washington, however, was hired to be the Braves' third-base coach, a role he's held ever since.

In 2021, Washington was a part of his first ever World Series winning team when the Braves took down the Houston Astros in six games.

Now, Washington is heading back to the managerial world, going back to the AL West to take over an Angels team with many more questions than answers. However, the hiring of Washington at least answers one of them.

The Angels clearly don't plan on rebuilding, as they have hired a veteran manager who wants to win. The Angels are going to do their best to have a successful offseason, and build around a team that's unlikely to have Ohtani.

However,Mike Trout is going to be there, as GM Perry Minasian shut down any potential trade rumors. And Washington will be tasked with turning this team into a contender this offseason with the help of Minasian.

Congrats to Washington on the new role and congrats to the Angels for making a splash hire.

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