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September 17, 2013

Rangers manager Ron Washington: "I'm concerned about my job"

The Rangers' seven-game slide has left manager Ron Washington wondering if he will be back for 2014.

Washington told ESPN-Dallas radio on Tuesday that he is concerned about his future beyond the season, even though he is under contract for 2014 and has the backing of CEO Nolan Ryan. Ryan told ESPN-Dallas radio on Monday that he does not foresee Washington being fired for a season that has seen the Rangers battle injuries and lose Nelson Cruz to suspension.

Washington said that his No. 1 concern is pulling the Rangers out of their season-long seven-game skid.

"I'm concerned about my job," Washington said on the Fitzsimmons-Durrett Show. "If that decision is made, it's out of my hands. I hope I've gained credibility for what we've accomplished the past few years. I'm not a finger-pointer. We've all got to take blame for right now four our collapse, if you want to call it that. I'm calling it a slump. I don't really think about that type of stuff. I know at some point in this game of baseball, we all may have to look for another job."

But he finished his answer with, "It isn't anything I'm concerned about."

-- Jeff Wilson

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