By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: September 5th, 2014 at 4:15 pm EST
Ron Washington has been the most successful manager in Texas Rangers managerial history. However, today, Washington resigned for personal reasons.
There was speculation beginning that Washington would be replaced in the off-season. He is the second managerial move this week, as on Monday, the Houston Astros fired Bo Porter.
This is stunning news, but the Rangers have had a disaster season with the team’s injuries. Tim Bogar will be the Rangers interim manager for the rest of this season.
It is not clear what caused Washington to step down at the moment. Details will come out later, but he did test positive for cocaine in 2009.
Washington was questioned for his in-game decisions when the team was winning. He guided the Rangers to back-to-back World Series appearances, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants.
This past February, he signed an extension through the 2015 season. His previous contract was set to expire at the end of this season.
He was the Rangers manager for 8-years, and had a 664 to 611 win-loss record.