Reports: Nationals pick Matt Williams

Updated: October 25, 2013, 1:48 PM ET
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The Washington Nationals are planning to hire major league veteran Matt Williams as their next manager to replace the retired Davey Johnson, according to multiple reports. 

A five-time All-Star third baseman for the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks, the 47-year-old Williams will be making his big league managing debut after serving in coaching roles for the Diamondbacks for four years.

He served as the Diamondbacks' team broadcaster ...

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