Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The Texas Rangers announced contract
extensions for president of baseball operations and general manager Jon
Daniels and assistant general manager Thad Levine on Friday.
According to multiple reports, the new deal keeps both under contract with the
Rangers through 2018.
Daniels, who joined the Rangers organization in 2002, was named general
manager in 2005. The youngest general manager when he started in 2005, Daniels
was promoted to president of baseball operations in 2013.
His tenure with the team includes three playoff appearances and two American
Levine was hired by Daniels to be an assistant general manager in 2005, and in
the wake of assistant general manager A.J. Preller being hired by the San
Diego Padres, Levine will take on an expanded role in the front office.
“Getting our baseball leadership secured for the foreseeable future was a top
priority this offseason and very important for the continuity of the
organization,” commented Rangers Co-Chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. “Under
Jon’s and Thad’s leadership, the Rangers have created a strong overall
organization that has combined major league success with a productive scouting
and player development operation over a number of years. Jon and Thad are
skilled executives who are well respected around the game and completely
committed to once again delivering a winning team for our fans.”
Over the last five seasons, the Rangers’ 437-374 record gives them the sixth
best winning percentage in the majors during that span. Prior to this past
season’s 67-95 record, the Rangers won 90 games in four consecutive years.