- The Washington Times - Monday, October 12, 2015

Randy Knorr has a new title with the Washington Nationals, but it’s not as the manager.

The Nationals announced Monday that Knorr, the former bench coach under Davey Johnson and Matt Williams, will be a senior assistant to the general manager with a focus on player development.

Knorr has been with the organization for more than a decade, serving as the bench coach the last four years. General manager Mike Rizzo did not initially rule Knorr out of the candidates to become the next manager, but Monday’s announcement makes it appear the Nationals will keep one of the most liked men in the organization around the team.

Former third base coach Bob Henley will also have a role in player development as a senior advisor, and former bullpen coach Matt LeCroy will manage Double-A Harrisburg. The Senators’ former manager, Brian Daubach, has been promoted to hitting coach at Triple-A Syracuse.

The Nationals fired Williams and his staff on Oct. 5. Rizzo said at the time “several” of the fired coaches were offered other positions within the organization, and that he hoped they would accept.

Among those fired and not given new positions are former pitching coach Steve McCatty, former hitting coach Rick Schu, former first base coach Tony Tarasco, and defensive coordinator/advance coach Mark Weidemaier.

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