5 years ago

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Nationals manager Davey Johnson remains without a new contract for 2013.

The two sides continue to work toward a deal and Johnson is under contract with the Nationals as an advisor for 2013 and 2014, but the language and salary of his deal must be altered for him to return to the dugout. It's been assumed that something will eventually get worked out, but Kilgore cautions that Johnson "is a prideful man who has parted ways with four teams in the past, often in surprising and acrimonious fashion." Johnson, who led the Nationals to a major-league best 98 wins during the regular season, turns 70 years old in January.