Sun, 03 Mar 2013 23:04:33 -0800
Sources indicate Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan could leave the team as soon as the end of spring training. In a recent reorganization Ryan's title with the team remains as CEO. Sources say general manager Jon Daniels now has final say over all baseball decisions and Rick George has the final say over business decisions.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 09:39:30 -0800
The Texas Rangers have promoted general manager Jon Daniels to president of baseball operations/general manager and chief operating officer Rick George to president of business operations.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:44:14 -0800
In an interview with Dallas radio station KTCK-AM, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler will stay at that position through the season unless something happens organically to force the switch to a new position. "To answer your question, Ian is our second baseman. Could that change at some point? Only if it happens in really organically. It's not something we're going to manipulate to make happen. Could it change after the year, or in a future year? Yeah. I think that's what we discussed when we signed the deal," Daniels said.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:55:56 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is unlikely to make any other significant moves before spring training camp opens.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:29:51 -0800
The Texas Rangers avoided arbitration with RP Neftali Feliz on a one-year deal worth $2.9 million. Feliz missed most of 2012 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. General manager Jon Daniels said he would likely bring back Feliz as a reliever in 2013.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:45:15 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels identified two remaining needs for the offseason: a veteran starting pitcher who would either come in as the guaranteed fifth starter or compete with in-house candidates for the job, and a utility infielder. Daniels said there is room in the payroll budget "within reason" to add. The Rangers currently have 14 players, including rehabilitating P's Colby Lewis and Joakim Soria, under contract at a total salary of $94.5 million.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:28:43 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is still actively searching for ways to improve their offense. "We're looking at that now, and there's a decent chance we could add somebody," Daniels said.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:27:49 -0800
Updating a previous item, Texas Rangers SS prospect Jurickson Profar (forearm) has cut short his time playing for Licey in the Dominican Republic this winter due, in part, to some forearm inflammation. General manager Jon Daniels acknowledged the injury, but said the team was simply being extremely cautious and pulled him out of the league pre-emptively. "There is no need to play more," Daniels said.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:57:50 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels reiterated his club's interest in retaining free-agent OF Josh Hamilton and said the lines of communication remain open. Daniels added that the market for the free agent slugger is "somewhat status quo" at the moment. "Mike (Moye, Hamilton's agent) and I have maintained dialogue and I think the way that we have chosen to proceed here is that we're not necessarily driving the timetable," Daniels said.
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:02:11 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that the team is unlikely to sign any other free agents because they are currently over budget. If any players are added to the organization, it would likely be through trades or non-roster moves.