The Rangers made the announcement after Monday's intrasquad
game at their spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona.
Washington's contract was set to expire after the upcoming
Entering his eighth year as Texas manager, Washington has
compiled 611 wins, the most ever by a Rangers manager, and his
.538 winning percentage is highest for the franchise.
General manager Jon Daniels said there was never a question
about an extension for Washington, whose chief disappointments
were World Series defeats in 2010 to the San Francisco Giants
and in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when the
Rangers were twice within one strike of victory.
(Reporting by Larry Fine; editing by Gene Cherry)
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