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Washington Nationals reportedly finalize three-year deal with new manager Dave Martinez...

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According to multiple reports from the nation’s capital this morning, the Nationals have agreed to a deal with Dave Martinez, who will become Washington’s 7th full-time manager.

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FOX 5 DC’s Brody Logan reported last night that sources told him Dave Martinez would be the Washington Nationals’ next manager with an announcement to come after the conclusion of the 113th World Series.

That report followed a tweet from Wade Boggs over the weekend, in which the Hall of Fame hitter appeared to be a congratulating the Chicago Cubs’ bench coach and his former teammate in Tampa Bay for getting the gig in the nation’s capital.

Now FanRag’s Jon Heyman is reporting that his sources are telling him that Martinez, “... is the Washington Nationals choice to be their next manager.”:

“Martinez will be announced as Washington’s new manager after the World Series. It is believed the announcement is only being delayed out of deference to the Series, and MLB’s wish that teams avoid major announcements during baseball’s showcase.”

We can now add Washington Post writer Chelsea Janes to the growing list of reporters who have confirmed that Martinez is the choice to succeed Dusty Baker as the Nats’ seventh full-time manager, though she added that the decision is made, “... as long as negotiations are successful.”

Martinez has never managed at any level, but the 53-year-old has served as the bench coach for Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay and Chicago after a 16-year career in the majors.

According to a subsequent report by the WaPost’s Janes, the Nationals have finalized a three-year deal with Martinez:

Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo, in announcing that Dusty Baker wouldn’t be back on the bench in D.C., told reporters earlier this month that after the 2017 campaign ended with a loss in the NLDS, the Nationals’ fourth in six seasons, they made the decision to move on and find a new manager.

“After Game 5 we assessed where we’re at and where we’re going with our organization and our franchise, and we thought after Game 5 that this was the right decision to make and we’ll begin the process immediately,” Rizzo said.

A little over a week later, the Rizzo and Co. in the Nationals’ front office apparently made a quick decision on a new skipper.