Rangers GM Daniels gets promotion, new title

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has gotten a new

title.

The Rangers on Friday announced that Daniels has been promoted

to president of baseball operations/general manager. He says his

role will remain the same.

Texas said chief operating officer Rick George also got a

promotion, and will now be the team’s president of business

operations.

When Daniels became the Rangers’ general manager in October

2005, he was the youngest GM in major league history at 28 years

old. Texas has been to its only two World Series since then.

George joined the team in October 2010 in a role overseeing

ballpark operations, including ticket sales. The Rangers last

season drew a record attendance of more than 3.4 million people for

home games, including 38 sellouts.