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Martinez is in the final year of a three-year contract that includes a club option for 2021. So far, there has been no announcement from the team about next season and beyond.
“Mike’s is done. Mine should be coming around the corner pretty soon,” Martinez said. “We’ll see what happens.”
Martinez insisted he doesn’t worry about his contract status.
“For me I never really think about it, honestly,” Martinez said. “I know they’re going to do the right thing. I do believe that. I have a good relationship with the Lerner family. They know how I feel about being here and I don’t want to go anywhere else.”
Added Martinez: “Today is about Mike. … I owe him a lot. He’s the first guy to give me a chance to manage in the big leagues and we won a championship together.”
Martinez is 188-173 in his three seasons.
Rizzo is in his 12th season guiding the Nationals’ baseball operations. He has the fourth-longest active tenure of any general manager in the majors.
Rizzo took over Washington’s baseball operations in 2009. With Rizzo guiding the direction of the team, the Nationals are 951–867 — the seventh-best record in the majors in that span. Since 2012, the Nationals have baseball’s third-best record at 743–590, trailing the Dodgers and Yankees.