Former Cardinals coach and minor league director Jim Riggleman has shocking just resigned as manager of the serging Washington Nationals.
Apparently the decision came following a dispute with the front office about whether the skipper's 2012 option would be picked up.
The Nationals are 10-1 in their last 11 games and 14-6 in June -- including a three-game sweep of the Cardinals -- to climb over the .500 mark at 38-37. On Thursday Washington scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to beat Seattle 1-0 in interleague play.
Riggleman has 12 years under his belt as a major league skipper including stops with San Diego and the Cubs before his current 2-year stay with the Nationals. He's 662-824 for a .445 winning percentage.
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