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Braves third base coach Ron Washington interviews for Padres’ open manager spot, per report

The Braves’ third base coach is at the very least exploring his options on the job market.

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The Braves’ third base coach Ron Washington has been widely lauded. In addition to just being a top notch baseball guy, his work with the Braves’ infield defense has been praised and he has been a strong positive presence in the clubhouse.

This isn’t a huge surprise as Washington had a successful stint as a manager of the Texas Rangers where he went 664-611 and made a pair of World Series appearances before he resigned to deal with some family issues.

Now, it looks like he is at least seeing if there are opportunities for him to manage again.

The Padres dismissed manager Andy Green on September 21st and have an established star in Manny Machado, a star in the making in Fernando Tatis Jr., and a ton of young talent on both sides of the ball coming up. It isn’t hard to see why the job appears to be in high demand.

This is very early in the process for a lot of teams in terms of their managerial searches, but one could reasonably expect that Washington will be linked to several openings this offseason. The Phillies, Cubs, Angels, Giants, Mets, Padres, Royals, and Pirates are all looking for new managers and a guy with Washington’s experience level is going to at least garner some interest.

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