Former major league manager Davey Johnson has been named senior advisor to Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo, the team said Wednesday in a statement.

A former World Series-winning player with the Orioles and manager of the Mets, the 66-year-old Johnson joins the Nationals after managing Team USA to a semi-final berth in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

The Nationals had a major league-worst 59-103 record in 2009.

(Reporting by Steve Ginsburg, editing by Justin Palmer)