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John McLaren named interim manager

Updated: June 24, 2011, 7:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- John McLaren is moving from bench coach to interim manager of the Washington Nationals following the stunning resignation of Jim Riggleman.

He probably won't hold the position for long.

McLaren's duties began Friday when the Nationals opened a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

General manager Mike Rizzo said Friday that McLaren is an interim manager for days and not weeks. He added that the Nationals have already talked to several ...

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