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John McLaren Named Nationals Interim Manager

Earlier it was reported that Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo would announce an interim manager for the team on Friday after former manager Jim Riggleman resigned on Thursday due to contract disputes. It seems the Nationals did not want to wait for Friday and have named bench coach John McLaren as Interim Manager.

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McLaren will take over the team for the first time as interim manager Friday when the Nationals visit Chicago for a series with the White Sox. McLaren had a short stint in the manager job before with the Seattle Mariners from 2007 to 2008. He also held coaching positions with the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, and Tampa Bay Rays. He replaced Pat Corrales as Nationals bench coach in 2009.