Rangers announce extensions for Daniels, Levine

The Rangers have locked up their top baseball decision-makers, as Texas announced Friday that president of baseball operations Jon Daniels and assistant general manager Thad Levine have agreed to terms on multi-year contract extensions.

The club did not disclose the terms of those deals, but Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweets that both executives signed three-year extensions. That would put them under contract through the 2018 season.

“Getting our baseball leadership secured for the foreseeable future was a top priority this offseason and very important for the continuity of the organization,” Rangers co-chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson said in a statement released by the team. “Under Jon’s and Thad’s leadership, the Rangers have created a strong overall organization that has combined major league success with a productive scouting and player development operation over a number of years. Jon and Thad are skilled executives who are well respected around the game and completely committed to once again delivering a winning team for our fans.”

Daniels joined the Rangers in 2002 and was named the eighth GM in team history in 2005. He was promoted to his current position in March 2013. Daniels led Texas to its first American League pennant in franchise history in 2010 and was named the Baseball Executive of the Year by Baseball America following the season.

Levine was named the Rangers’ assistant GM in October 2005 after six seasons with the Rockies.

-Adam Berry

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