Rangers plan on having Chris Woodward as manager in ’22 after exercising option

SURPRISE, Ariz. — As the Texas Rangers use the 2021 season to build toward a future that includes contending for the World Series, they know they want manager Chris Woodward helping lead the charge. The Rangers exercised the 2022 option on Woodward’s contract Monday, a move president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said was a formality. Woodward fits with the Rangers’ philosophies of how to move the franchise forward after four consecutive losing seasons and what many believe will be a fifth in 2021. “We were already committed to him, certainly beyond this year,” Daniels said. “When you’re …

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