Ron Washington officially hired by the Athletics

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There were reports about this yesterday. Now it’s official:

Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Washington will be in uniform but is not eligible to be on the bench during games, as the A’s already have a full complement of coaches.

Washington coached the A’s from 1996 through 2006 before becoming the Rangers’ manager, so he knows his way around. As reported yesterday, he will primarily be used as an infield coach, helping the A’s address their awful defense.