With a six game losing streak and the team out of contention in the AL West, Ron Washington has stepped down as the manager of the Texas Rangers.
Washington is vacating his managerial job for what has been deemed personal reasons while Tim Bogar has been named interim manager.
The Rangers released the following statement:
“Ron Washington informed us today that he has chosen to resign as Rangers manager in order to turn his full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter,” general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement. “Out of respect for Ron’s privacy, the Rangers will leave any comment on the details to him.
“While we are disappointed, we accept Ron’s decision and are grateful for his many contributions to the Rangers organization over the last eight years. This has certainly been a difficult season for our major league club in terms of on-field performance, but we were looking forward to moving ahead with Ron as our manager in 2015.”
Washington had a 664-611 record in his eight seasons with the Rangers which included trips to two World Series. The Rangers currently are 53-87 on the season after missing the playoffs a year ago.