Texas Rangers Exercise Chris Woodward Option for 2022

Chris Woodward

Major League Baseball can be an uncertain industry at times. Up until this week, it appeared that Chris Woodward would be entering the final guaranteed year on his contract as manager of the Texas Rangers. The team announced on Wednesday afternoon that they will be picking up the 2022 option on Woodward’s contract. With all of the recent injury concerns, the front office felt that it was necessary that the Rangers prioritize Woodward and make sure that he stayed at the helm beyond 2021.

Looking to the Future

Prior to 2018, Chris Woodward was the bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rangers hired Woodward on November 3, 2018. At that time, he became the 19th full time manager in club history. Since he took his place in the dugout, he has compiled a record of 100-122 over two seasons. That was enough for the Rangers to invest in Woodward for the 2022 season. It is clear that he has the passion, commitment, and dedication to help the Texas Rangers organization succeed.

Leadership Skills

Managing a team while it is going through a rebuild is not the easiest task. Woodward knew this when he took the job, and he has proven that he is a good leader. That is one of the keys to prolonging a managerial career in MLB. Despite scrutiny from Rangers fans, he has remained resilient in overseeing growth not just at the major league level, but throughout the entire Rangers organization. Players at all levels have responded to his teaching, and have bought in to his leadership, and that is a great sign.

Other Rangers News

The Rangers have had to add yet another name to the injured list. Outfielder Khris Davis has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain in his left quad. He injured it at the plate in Tuesday’s spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels. He is expected to miss three to four weeks.

Players/Coaches mentioned: Chris Woodward and Khris Davis

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