Washington Staying with Rangers

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers are keeping manager
Ron Washington at least through 2010.

The Rangers announced Monday they exercised their club option to retain him.

Washington is in his third season with the Rangers, who lead the AL West. Texas is tied with the New York Yankees for the best record in the American League heading into Monday's games.

Washington is 187-193 with Texas and is the fourth-longest tenured manager in Rangers history.