Nationals exercise 2023 contract options for Mike Rizzo, Davey Martinez


The Nationals introduced Saturday they’ve picked up the 2023 contract choices for his or her World Collection-winning mixture of supervisor Davey Martinez and President of Baseball Operations and GM Mike Rizzo. Each had been solely below contract by means of this season after signing extensions with the membership following Washington’s 2019 championship season.

“Mike and Davey have been main the Washington Nationals for a number of years and it’s only proper to proceed with them on the forefront,” Nationals principal proprietor Mark Lerner stated in an announcement.

“Mike has led us by means of many various phases of our group and we imagine his work throughout this present section will repay in the long run. Davey has carried out an amazing job within the clubhouse and within the dugout for 5 seasons. His continued dedication and unwavering assist of his gamers makes us proud. We’re fortunate to have Mike and Davey main the way in which.”

Washington (29-50) is within the midst of a “retool” because the membership restocks its farm system in hopes of constructing one other long-term contender just like the one which made the playoffs 5 instances between the 2012-19 seasons.

Rizzo, who first took over as GM in 2009, put the wheels in movement for his or her present trajectory finally 12 months’s commerce deadline, when he orchestrated the hearth sale of eight veteran gamers together with Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. Martinez has been the staff’s skipper since 2018, posting a 295-330 (.472) document and creating a fame for a powerful clubhouse presence.


The Nationals now have each below contract by means of subsequent season, giving their gamers the reassurance of some continuity whereas the Lerner household explores the opportunity of promoting the staff within the close to future.