Daniels will address Washington’s contract privately; Expect offer to Cruz
General manager Jon Daniels said Ron Washington’s contract situation will be discussed privately. Washington is signed only through next year but Daniels remains supportive of Washington and said any thoughts of a change this off-season were driven by the media and did not come from the Rangers.
Daniels, in his post-season address to the media, said the Rangers have to get back to their roots of making good baseball decision.
The Rangers also appear hesitant about picking up Joe Nathan’s $9.5 million option and may look at other ways to fill the role of closer.
Daniels also indicated the Rangers will extend a qualifying offer to free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz.