Jun 24, 2011, 11:58 PM EST
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Davey Johnson last managed in the majors in 2000.
Updated at 10:08 p.m.
CHICAGO — Davey Johnson, who guided the Mets to a World Series title 25 years ago and won AL Manager of the Year honors a decade later with the Orioles, will take over as manager of the Nationals for the remainder of the season.
The Nationals haven’t officially finalized the deal yet, but a club source confirmed Johnson’s pending hire by general manager Mike Rizzo, barely 24 hours after Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned following a 1-0 victory in Washington.
It wasn’t immediately clear when Johnson, 68, will start, but he’s expected to be in the dugout no later than Monday, when the Nationals open a three-game series in Anaheim.
John McLaren managed the club Friday night against the White Sox, uncertain how long he would hold that position but knowing his tenure
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