Jon Daniels named president of baseball operations

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.

From the team's news release:

"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 GM in October 2005. This is his 12th season with the organization.