Nats give Mike Rizzo new contract

Updated: August 1, 2013, 9:58 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has signed a new contract and been given the title of president of baseball operations.

The Nationals announced the deal in a news release on Thursday night, when the team did not have a game.

A year after winning the NL East and leading the major leagues with 98 wins, Washington is 52-56 and entered Thursday trailing the division-leading Atlanta Braves by 11 games.

Rizzo gained plenty of attention in 2012 for deciding ...

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