(Photo by Rod Mar, Seattle Times, 2008. John McLaren -- third from left -- reportedly will replace Jim Riggleman -- right -- as manager of the Washington Nationals.)
Jim Riggleman: Fired.
John McLaren named Interim Manager of the Washington Nationals.
"Two words: Clubhouse chemistry."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nationals Enquirer, 4/1/2010)
"Our Grapefruit League record is an embarrassment. It is inexcusable."
(Mark Lerner, via Nationals Enquirer, 4/1/2010)
In 2008, Seattle Mariners manager John McLaren hired Jim Riggleman to be his bench coach. Later that season, the Mariners fired McLaren and named Riggleman Interim Manager. At the end of the 2009 season, new Nationals manager Jim Riggleman hired John McLaren to be his bench coach. Now, according to sources with no knowledge of the situation, the Washington Nationals have fired Riggleman and named McLaren Interim Manager.
Stan Kasten unavailable for comment.