Athletics Hire Ron Washington As Third Base Coach
SEATTLE (AP) - Ron Washington, the former Texas Rangers manager, has been hired as the Oakland Athletics third base coach after the club dismissed Mike Gallego on Monday.
The 63-year-old Washington spent 11 seasons as an A's coach before becoming manager of the Rangers in 2007 and leading Texas to a pair of American League pennants in 2010-11. Washington re-joined Oakland as a coach in May to work with infielders, but couldn't be in the dugout or on the bench for games.
"The main thing I'm looking forward to is being back on the field full-time," Washington said. "I consider myself a difference maker.
"What I was doing, I felt like I was making a difference, but now I really get a chance to make a difference because I can be around to answer (player's) questions. I can be around to help these guys to make certain they know what they're doing in certain things."
August 25, 2015