Weekly Wrap: Matt Williams named Nats manager

The Boston Red Sox are 2013 World Series champions, and with another season wrapping up Wednesday, the Nationals officially announced that Matt Williams is their new manager.

The official statement came from the Nationals on Thursday morning. With the announcement came the news that Randy Knorr would be continuing his role as bench coach.

In case you missed the news, we'll have you covered here on MASNsports.com each Friday with top news from the Nationals.

Here are some other headlines from this week:

* Matt Purke named AFL Pitcher of the Week

* Mike Rizzo discusses the hiring of Williams

* Brian Goodwin invited to Fall Stars Game

* Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche all have successful surgery

* Ian Desmond and Denard Span come up short in Gold Glove voting

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