Washington Nationals: Meet the 2018 coaches

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Tim Bogar is the only member of the coaching staff, so far, to work with Martinez. They were members of Joe Maddon’s staff in 2008 with Tampa.

Bogar is a coaching grizzled veteran. Either as a minor-league manager, base or bench coach, he has done it all. He has major-league managerial experience with the Texas Rangers as he filled in for Ron Washington after his sudden resignation in 2014.

A part-time player in the 90s, he spent eight years in the majors with the Mets, Houston Astros and Dodgers before working his way through the minors as a successful manager.

Bogar carries front office experience with the Los Angeles Angels. He was an assistant to general manager Jerry Dipoto in 2015. Dipoto brought Bogar with him to Seattle as a bench coach for Scott Servais the last two years. Aside from the Rangers bench, he spent 2012 as Bobby Valentine’s number two with Boston.

An experience as enjoyable as multiple root canals.

On a staff with extensive experience, Bogar brings credibility and stability. He has one year at first on his resume under Terry Francona and the Red Sox in 2009. Before moving to the bench, he spent two seasons at third before Francona’s dismissal.