Dave Martinez Agrees to Nationals Manager Deal

FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, file photo shows Chicago Cubs bench coach. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Former Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez has reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with the Washington Nationals. The deal, which also includes an option was first announced Friday by FOX5 in DC’s Brody Logan, then confirmed in greater detail Saturday by the Associated Press.

Logan also stated that the official announcement will not be made until after the World Series.

The Nationals released former coach Dusty Baker from his two-year contract after the season ended though he led the Nationals to NL East titles in 2016 and in 2017.

The team was said to have interviewed John Farrell and Martinez, however, Martinez was said to be the leader for the position.

The 53-year-old has served as the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs since 2015 and previously worked with Maddon as his bench coach for the Rays from 2008-2014.

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