"Ron's our manager," general manager Jon Daniels said Monday. "I read about a lot of stuff, but there's been zero discussions to the contrary."
The Rangers opened this season 3-0 for the first time since 1996, the year they won their first AL West title. But they have since lost seven of nine games, avoiding a series sweep at home against Kansas City when Michael Young hit a home run in the ninth inning Sunday.
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At 5-7, the Rangers have the same record as a year ago. They lost nine of 11 games after that, creating intense speculation about Washington's future.
"We haven't played as bad a baseball to this point this year as we did last year. We haven't," Washington, 159-177 in his third season, said after Sunday's game. "We just haven't caught any breaks. We'll show up and as we progress along, we'll get better."
After being 7-16 a year ago, the Rangers won six consecutive series. They peaked at six games over .500 in August before finishing 79-83 and in second place in the AL West, 21 games behind the Los Angeles Angels.
In Washington's first season as manager, Texas was10-15 at the end of April, then lost 20 games in May.
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