Martinez agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million
deal that begins in the 2021 season, USA Today reported. He had
a club option for 2021 on his existing deal.
In his second season as a major league manager, Martinez guided
the Nationals to a World Series title in 2019. To get there,
Martinez had to navigate through a slow start in which his team
was a disappointing 19-31 deep into the second month of the
The Nationals ultimately railed to earn a wild-card berth in the
playoffs and then stormed through the Milwaukee Brewers, Los
Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros to win
the franchise's first-ever championship.
The extension comes despite a disappointing 2020 season. The
Nationals entered the final weekend of the regular season with a
23-34 record and they already have been eliminated from playoff
In his three seasons at the helm, Martinez is 198-183 with the
Nationals. Martinez was previously a bench coach for the Chicago
Cubs under manager Joe Maddon.
A veteran of 16 major league seasons, he was a career .276
hitter with 91 home runs and 580 RBIs for the Cubs (1986-88,
2000), Montreal Expos (1988-91), Cincinnati Reds (1992), San
Francisco Giants (1993-94), Chicago White Sox (1995-97), Tampa
Bay Devil Rays (1998-2000), Texas Rangers (2000) and Atlanta
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