Rangers manager Chris Woodward got a contract extension Friday that goes through the 2023 season and includes a club option for another year after that.
The Rangers before last season had exercised their club option for 2022. Woodward originally got a three-year contract with that option when he became the manager after the 2018 season.
While Woodward is 160-224 overall with the Rangers, with 102 losses last season, the team has been in a rebuilding mode and that included the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
"After seeing Woody's passion and consistency first-hand over the last year, extending our partnership is an easy decision," said Chris Young, who took over as general manager about a year ago. "I look forward to continuing our shared commitment to improving the club."
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Jon Daniels, the team's president of baseball operations, said Woodward has helped lay the foundation for the Rangers.
The 45-year-old Woodward is a former MLB infielder who spent parts of 12 seasons with Toronto, the New York Mets, Atlanta, Seattle and Boston. He was on the big league staffs in Seattle (2013-15) and the Dodgers (2016-18), the last two years there as third-base coach when Los Angeles made back-to-back World Series appearances.