Rangers Press Release
Jon Daniels Named President of Baseball Operations/GM
Rick George Named President of Business Operations
Daniels and George will continue to oversee day-to-day operations under CEO Nolan Ryan
Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers announced today the promotions of General Manager Jon Daniels to President of Baseball Operations/General Manager and the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Rick George to President of Business Operations.
In their respective roles, Daniels and George will continue to oversee the day-to-day baseball and business operations of the Rangers organization under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Nolan Ryan.
"Under Nolan Ryan's leadership over the last five years, the Rangers organization has made enormous strides both on and off the field," said Rangers Co-Chairman Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. "On the baseball side, Nolan has helped Jon Daniels develop into one of the game's top executives. Off the field, Rick George has worked with Nolan to find new ways to drive growth and to make sure our fan experience is among the best in baseball. These promotions not only reflect the day to day responsibility Nolan has assigned to Jon and Rick, but also the terrific job they have done. We are fortunate to have such an experienced and talented leadership team, led by Nolan, that puts our fans first and is committed to winning."
"I am proud of what we have accomplished as an organization over the last several years," said Ryan. "That has been due in large part to the efforts of a lot of talented and dedicated individuals who work in all areas of the ballclub. I want to congratulate Jon and Rick on their promotions as the organization moves forward with a tremendous group of employees to achieve an even greater level of excellence in 2013 and in the years to come. "
Daniels is in his eighth season overseeing the Rangers baseball operation after being appointed General Manager in October 2005. This is his 12th overall season with the organization. His tenure has seen a complete overhaul of the Rangers farm system and the development of an organizational philosophy based on strong scouting and player development. Texas has advanced to the postseason in three consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history, including back-to-back American League pennants in 2010 and 2011. The Rangers were also selected as the 2012 Topps Organization of the Year.
George joined the Texas organization as Chief Operating Officer in October 2010 and oversees all revenue-generating and team business areas in that role including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, ballpark operations, and communications. The Rangers have established franchise records for home attendance and sponsorship revenues in each of the last two seasons. In 2012, Texas finished third among the 30 major league clubs for both overall home attendance at 3,460,280 and average home attendance of 42.720 while setting another club mark with 38 sellouts at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Baseball's all-time strikeout leader and a first ballot Hall of Famer, Ryan rejoined the Rangers as team President in February 2008 and added the title of Chief Executive Officer in March 2011.