Rangers Hire Former Pitcher As GM

Rangers President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels has been the club’s general manager since 2005, however, he has now stepped down from the role. He will remain the franchise’s president. Replacing him will be former MLB All-Star Chris Young, who was acquired by the Rangers as a minor-leaguer in a trade with the Montreal Expos. He made his major league debut in Arlington in 2004. He was traded before the 2006 season to the San Diego Padres alongside Adrian Gonzalez. Over his career as a pitcher, the 2007 All-Star went 79-67 with a 3.95 ERA. He won a World Series as a member of the Kansas City Royals in 2015.

Since his retirement following the 2017 season, he has been working in the MLBs Commissioners Office. He was the very first Vice President of Field Operations. Young, who lives in Dallas, was a frontrunner for the Mets GM job but did not want to relocate his family.

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