PHOENIX - Multiple reports say Arizona Diamondbacks' third base coach Matt Williams is expected to be named the next manager of the Washington Nationals on Friday.
The 47-year-old Williams also played third base for the D-backs from 1998 to 2003.
According to ESPN, he will make his managing debut with the Nationals after coaching the D-backs for four seasons and serving as team broadcaster for five.
He played for the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians before moving to Arizona.
Williams would replace retired manager Davey Johnson.