Ryan says Rangers sale will return focus to field

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Nolan Ryan says the pending change of ownership in the Texas Rangers should relieve some of the franchise's financial stress, returning the focus to what happens on the field.

Ryan would be in line for a third season as team president as part of an investment group headed by Pittsburgh sports lawyer Chuck Greenberg. On Tuesday, current owner Tom Hicks chose Greenberg's group for an exclusive monthlong negotiating period.

Ryan said Wednesday there are a dozen investors in Greenberg's group. Hicks' family would have a minority stake.

The sale would need approval from at least 75 percent of baseball's owners.

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