Rangers Fire Team President After 17-Year Run

The Texas Rangers have continued to clean house. Following the firing of manager Chris Woodward this week, they've now let go their president of baseball operations, who's been in their front office for 17 years.

Jon Daniels first became general manager of the Rangers in 2005 at age 28, the youngest GM in major league history. He's been the president of baseball operations since 2013. 

After an offseason in which Daniels and the Rangers spent half a billion dollars on the massive free agent signings of Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, the team is still wallowing around 12 games under .500, and 9.5 games out of a Wild Card spot. Much more was expected this season. 

The Rangers have announced that Executive Vice President & General Manager Chris Young will immediately assume oversight of all aspects of the Rangers’ baseball operations department. 

Young has been with the team since December 2020 and has been involved in all aspects of baseball operations since then.

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