Breaking News: Nationals, Manager Davey Johnson Agree To New Deal

As reported by CBS’s Jon Heyman, the Nationals and Davey Johnson have agreed to a new deal to keep Johnson as the team’s manager for the near future.

Oct 12, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson watches batting practice before game five of the 2012 NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

After leading the Nationals to the best record in baseball this season, Johnson’s contract expired, although he still had a deal to act as a team consultant for 2013 and 2014. While the financial details and length of the deal are still unknown, one can speculate that the deal is likely fairly short, as Johnson will be 70 for this upcoming season, and has had multiple health scares, including a heart arrhythmia corrected in 2011.

Update, 4:45 EST: It appears that Johnson’s deal is for only one year, and that he will retire after 2013.

Topics: Davey Johnson, Washington Nationals

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