Nationals Exercise 2016 Option on Manager Matt Williams

By  //  February 22, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Nationals announced they would pick up the 2016 club option on Manager Matt Williams’ contract, solidifying his spot in the dugout through this upcoming season and the next.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Nationals, who are now in town for spring training, announced they would pick up the 2016 club option on Manager Matt Williams’ contract, solidifying his spot in the dugout through this upcoming season and the next.

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

“I’m excited,” Williams told reporters in his first media session of the season.

“I’m excited to be a part of the organization and the fact that (my option) got picked up. I’m honored to have that done. The organization is fantastic. They’ve supported all of us since the day I arrived here and I’m just very pleased and excited for the spring.

Mike Rizzo

Mike Rizzo

“I’m happy that I’ll be here through this year and next year. I look forward to the challenge every single day.”

Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo said he felt it was important for the team to pick up Matt’s option in advance of the start of Spring Training.

“It’s always good to know the manager’s going to be around for a while,” Rizzo said.

“I think the players respect him greatly.”


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