VIERA, Fla. — On the morning of the first pitchers and catchers workout of the spring, the Nationals ensured the reigning NL Manager of the Year wouldn’t go into the season as a lame duck.
The Nats picked up Matt Williams’ 2016 contract option, rewarding their 49-year-old skipper for the job he did in his first season at the helm.
“We are happy to pick up Matt’s option for the 2016 season,” general manager Mike Rizzo said in a statement released by the club. “It shows the great confidence we have in Matt to continue to lead this team on the field. During his rookie season, he helped us navigate through injuries and led us to our second NL East Division title in three years. His leadership has earned him the respect of our players, coaches and his colleagues around the league.”
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