Rangers announce contract extensions for GM Jon Daniels, assistant GM Thad Levine


Making official what was reported earlier this week the Rangers announced new three-year contract extensions for general manager Jon Daniels and assistant general manager Thad Levine.

The timing may seem odd following a terrible, injury wrecked season in which Texas went 67-95, but the Rangers have been one of the most successful teams in baseball since Daniels took over as GM in 2005 and Levine has been his right-hand man that whole time.

Daniels and Levine were both under contract through 2015. Ron Washington stepped down as manager late in the season and interim manager Tim Bogar was not asked back, as the Rangers chose Pirates coach Jeff Banister as their new skipper.