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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) — The Oakland Athletics are reportedly set to add former Rangers manager Ron Washington to their coaching staff.

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CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has confirmed the arrangement, in which Washington will help with Oakland’s struggling defense.

Washington resigned as Texas’ manager last September to address an “off-the-field personal matter.” He later faced the media and provided some insight into the matter, saying he was “not true to my wife after 42 years.”

Washington: “I Made A Mistake”

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He left the organization as the franchise’s all-time leader in regular season wins (664) and games managed (1275), leading Texas to consecutive AL pennants.

Oakland ranks last in MLB in fielding percentage (.972) and has committed a league high 43 errors — 9 more than any other team.

Prior to joining Texas, Washington played 20 seasons in the minor and major leagues, before spending four years as a minor league coach and 11 seasons as an assistant in Oakland.

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