MLB: Another head falls at the Rangers
Dissatisfied with the way the 2022 season has unfolded, the Texas Rangers fired president of baseball operations Jon Daniels on Wednesday, while general manager Chris Young will now assume the duties of that position.
The decision was made after the organization fired manager Chris Woodward. The club is having a tough campaign by virtue of a 52-64 record good for third place in the American League West.
Daniels joined the club’s baseball operations department in 2002 and was promoted to general manager in October 2005, only to land his last job in 2013.
“Jon’s accomplishments since joining us have been many. He and his staff have built the best teams in franchise history, culminating in five playoff appearances and two All-American titles between 2010 and 2016. His impact on player development, the recruiting and analysis groups was immense. He has always had the interests of Rangers on the field and in the community in mind,” majority owner Ray Davis said in a statement.
“However, we haven’t had a winning record since 2016 and most of the time we haven’t been competitive within our division. Although I am convinced that we are going in the right direction, I believe that a change in leadership in baseball operations will be beneficial.
For his part, Woodward had suffered the ax after going 211-287 from his arrival in 2019.