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Today Ranger’s Manager Ron Washington resigned due to personal issues. This is the statement he released:

“Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I love – managing the Rangers – in order to devote my full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter,” Washington said in a statement. “As painful as it is, stepping away from the game is what’s best for me and my family.”

Bench coach Tim Bogar was named interim manager.

Washington was in his eighth season as the Rangers’ manager, compiling a 664-611 record and winning the American League pennant in 2010 and ’11.

This season the Rangers have the worst record in baseball at 53-87.

“This is in no way related to the disappointing performance of the team this season,” said Washington, 62, who had one year remaining on his contract. “We were already discussing 2015 and looking forward to getting the Rangers back to postseason contention.

“I deeply regret that I’ve let down the Rangers organization and our great fans. Over the past eight seasons, it’s been a privilege to be part of some of the best years in club history and I will always be grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here, and for the great management, players, and coaches who have made our time here a success. Thank you for respecting my privacy.”

He will be missed!

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