Rangers give promotion to GM Daniels

The Texas Rangers have given a promotion to general manager Jon Daniels.

The team said Daniels' new title will be president of baseball operations/general manager. Additionally, the team has promoted chief operating officer Rick George to president of business operations.

The team said Daniels and George will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of the club under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Nolan Ryan.

This will be the eighth season for Daniels overseeing the team. He was named GM in October 2005. The team won back-to-back American League pennants in 2010 and 2011.

"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."