Girardi takes himself out of running for Nationals job

Updated: October 25, 2006, 3:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- Joe Girardi told the Washington Nationals he doesn't want to be their new manager, becoming the second high-profile candidate to withdraw from consideration for the job.

"He notified the Washington Nationals he was taking his name off the list of candidates. It was a hard decision," Girardi's agent, Steve Mandell, said in a telephone interview Tuesday.

"At this time, it wasn't the right decision to go to the team," Mandell said.

The agent said Girardi is "looking ...

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