Rangers manager Ron Washington, after leading his team to a second straight American League pennant and a club record 96 wins, has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension.
Washington, who is entering his sixth season as the Rangers manager, is now signed through 2014. The only AL manager with more job security than Washington is Mike Scioscia, who is signed with the Angels through 2018.
"It's a very happy day for all the Rangers," general manager Jon Daniels said. "You can't find a manager more beloved in the community and the organization than Ron. He has been a huge part of our success."