ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels is out. Executive Vice President and general manager Chris Young will take over of all aspects of the Rangers’ baseball operations department.
In a statement, Rangers’ managing partner and majority Owner Ray Davis thanked Daniels for his 17 years of service.
“Jon’s accomplishments in his 17 years running our baseball operations department have been numerous. ... His impact on the growth of our player development, scouting, and analytics groups has been immense. Jon has always had the best interests of the Rangers organization in mind on and off the field and in the community,” Davis said. “But the bottom line is we have not had a winning record since 2016 and for much of that time, have not been competitive in the AL West division.”
Daniels joined the Rangers in 2002 and became a general manager in 2005. He was promoted to president of baseball operation in 2013.
The Rangers haven’t had a winning season since 2016.
The Rangers also fired manager Chris Woodward on Monday, with the team on pace for its sixth consecutive losing season and fourth since he took over the team.