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Ron Washington Resigns as Manager of Rangers
By SP_COP on September 05, 2014 | From www.nytimes.com
Ron Washington Resigns as Manager of Rangers Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington unexpectedly resigned Friday, saying he needed to devote his full attention to an “off-the-field personal matter.”

The announcement came one day after the Rangers lost their sixth straight game and became the first team to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. Three years ago, Texas reached its second consecutive World Series under Washington.

Washington said in a statement that his resignation had nothing to do with the disappointing season. The statement did not disclose details of why he was leaving.

Washington, in his eighth season and until Friday expected back in 2015, said that it had been a privilege to be part of some of the best seasons in Rangers history and that he was grateful for the opportunity.

General Manager Jon Daniels said Washington had given the team permission to acknowledge that the move “was not drug-related.”

During spring training in 2010, it was disclosed that Washington had admitted to using cocaine once during the previous year....
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