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  1. Knorr, Henley, LeCroy will remain with Nats organization

    Oct 12, 2015, 12:26 PM EST


    Three members of the Nationals’ coaching staff who were dismissed with manager Matt Williams last week will remain with the organization in new roles next season, the club announced Monday. Randy Knorr, who had served as bench coach for both Williams and Davey Johnson, has accepted a newly created position: senior assistant to the general…

  2. Rizzo will “lean” toward new manager with experience

    Oct 5, 2015, 2:38 PM EST

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    In searching for Matt Williams’ replacement, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo intends to place a significant emphasis on candidates with prior experience, particularly in the big leagues. “Experience is always helpful,” Rizzo said during a conference call Monday afternoon to announce Williams’ firing. “It always adds a layer of expertise to anybody’s resume. We feel…

  3. Kimberly Knorr, wife of bench coach Randy Knorr, dies

    Jun 24, 2015, 1:37 AM EST

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    Kimberly Knorr, the wife of longtime Nationals coach Randy Knorr, died Tuesday, the club announced. She was 45. Details of the death were not made available, but Randy Knorr wasn’t with the Nationals during Tuesday night’s 3-1 win over the Braves. “The Washington Nationals are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Kimberly…

  4. Entire coaching staff will return in 2015

    Nov 12, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

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    Not that there was any reason to assume otherwise, but the Nationals officially announced Wednesday they are retaining their entire coaching staff for 2015, establishing the kind of continuity that group has not enjoyed in seven years. All seven members of manager Matt Williams’ staff will return next season: bench coach Randy Knorr, pitching coach Steve…

  5. Trent Jewett leaves to join Mariners as bench coach

    Nov 11, 2013, 4:22 PM EST

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    The Nats officially have a job opening. Third base coach Trent Jewett has been hired by the Seattle Mariners to join newly hired Lloyd McClendon’s staff as bench coach. Jewett worked with McClendon in Pittsburgh in 2001 and 2002. Jewett’s departure means the Nats will need a new assistant to join Matt Williams for 2014.…

  6. VIDEO: Players excited about Williams hire

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:41 PM EST

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    At Friday’s press conference CSN caught up with a few Nats players who were in attendance. Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond and Tanner Roark were there in the first row to welcome their new manager, alongside bench coach Randy Knorr who will remain as the team’s bench coach. Some of those players had voiced their support…

  7. Knorr embraces role as Williams’ bench coach

    Nov 4, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Randy Knorr knew he had overwhelming support from players, not to mention Davey Johnson. He felt his interview with Mike Rizzo and members of the Lerner family a few weeks ago went well. And, he admitted, there was a point when he really thought he was going to be the next manager of the Washington…

  8. Williams adds LeCroy, Weidemaier to coaching staff

    Nov 2, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    The Nationals will keep most of their coaching staff intact despite a change in managers, a decision both Mike Rizzo and Matt Williams agreed upon, but they will have two new coaches in uniform next season, including one who will hold a brand-new position. Matt LeCroy, who played for the Nationals in 2006 and has…

  9. Williams ready to put his stamp on Nationals

    Nov 1, 2013, 6:34 PM EST

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    Rarely does any manager — let alone a first-time manager with only four years of big-league coaching experience — take over a club with few obvious roster holes and the expectation of immediate success. So as Matt Williams, on his first official day as manager of the Nationals, contemplated what needs to be fixed on…

  10. Nats introduce new manager Matt Williams

    Nov 1, 2013, 5:19 PM EST

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    The Nationals introduced their fifth manager in team history on Friday afternoon at Nats Park, hosting a question and answer session with general manager Mike Rizzo and the newest member of the organization, Matt Williams. Rizzo and Williams held court for over half an hour, taking questions from the media on why the latter was…

  11. VIDEO: What does Matt Williams bring to Nats?

    Oct 27, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

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    In hiring Matt Williams as their manager (or at least planning to), the Nationals opted for an external candidate with no MLB managerial experience to pull from. They chose an up-and-comer who was a very good major league player and should bring a unique energy to the clubhouse. Exactly what type of manager will Williams…

  12. Familiarity key to Williams’ hire

    Oct 25, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

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    Major-league general managers only get so many opportunities to hire a new manager, even fewer opportunities to conduct a managerial search with a completely clean slate. So when presented with such a scenario, Mike Rizzo did what almost any GM would have done: He went with the guy he’s always believed would make a great…

  13. Source: Nationals plan to hire Williams as manager

    Oct 25, 2013, 9:52 AM EST

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    Matt Williams appears to be the choice for the Nationals’ managerial opening. General manager Mike Rizzo has settled on Williams among the pool of candidates who interviewed for the job and plans to hire the Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach, a source familiar with the process confirmed this morning. Rizzo also hopes to keep Randy…

  14. Leyland retirement shouldn’t impact Nats’ search

    Oct 21, 2013, 3:57 PM EST

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    Jim Leyland’s retirement earlier today as Tigers manager resonated throughout the baseball world, but the surprise announcement shouldn’t significantly affect the Nationals’ ongoing search for a new skipper. Leyland’s departure does create another high-profile and attractive opening for managerial candidates, leaving five positions now available: the Nationals, Tigers, Reds, Cubs and Mariners. But the only…

  15. Managerial interviews beginning [updated]

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

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    Updated at 3:17 p.m. The Nationals are ramping up their managerial search, interviewing multiple candidates for the job and making plans to meet with others in contention to replace Davey Johnson next season. Mike Rizzo has already interviewed Matt Williams and Randy Knorr, sources familiar with the process confirmed, making the Diamondbacks third base coach…

  16. Offseason storyline No. 1: Hire a manager

    Oct 1, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    The Nationals are transitioning into offseason mode, and so are we. Over the next five days, we’ll run through the five biggest storylines of the winter for this club, beginning today with the No. 1 storyline: The search for a new manager to replace Davey Johnson… Mike Rizzo is no dummy. He knows what needs…

  17. Davey to have talk with Harper

    Aug 31, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

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    A day after Bryce Harper’s effort on a groundout was questioned by his teammates and bench coach Randy Knorr, manager Davey Johnson elaborated on what he thinks happened in the eighth inning of the Nationals’ loss to the Mets. Johnson believes Harper was favoring his left knee on the play, the same one that’s been…

  18. Davey happy for Morse; Walters on the way?

    Aug 31, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

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    After claiming Michael Morse off waivers on Thursday, the Orioles spent the next 24 hours completing the trade with Seattle. Davey Johnson had actually heard from bench coach Randy Knorr during the game Thursday night it was going to fall through. He heard because Nats players were following the situation during their game against the…

  19. Dehydrated Johnson leaves game in 4th

    Aug 30, 2013, 10:43 PM EST

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    Davey Johnson had to leave Friday night’s game in the fourth inning after feeling lightheaded following a bout of dehydration earlier in the day, but the Nationals manager insisted he’s fine. “I’ll survive,” the 70-year-old skipper said as he departed the Nationals clubhouse only a few minutes after his team lost 3-2 to the Mets.…





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