Rangers tab former pitcher Young as GM

Former major league pitcher Chris Young has been named executive vice president and general manager of the Texas Rangers.The 41-year-old Young received a multi-year contract, according to the Rangers. He is the ninth general manager in franchise history.President of baseball operations Jon Daniels has served as the Texas GM for the past 15 years.”As a Dallas native who grew up rooting for the Rangers, I recognize what a special opportunity this is and how much the Rangers mean to this community,” Young said in a news release. “I look forward to learning from and working with Jon on a daily basis. I am confident that with his and (manager) Chris Woodward’s leadership and with the strong group of baseball operations individuals in place, we will accomplish our goal of building a championship team.”Young’s playing career ended in 2017 and he joined Major League Baseball as a vice president in 2018. Earlier this year, he was promoted to senior vice president of baseball operations.”All of us at Major League Baseball congratulate Chris Young on this great opportunity to once again join his hometown team, this time as general manager,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Since 2018, Chris has brought a valued perspective to a number of important issues, and he has been an outstanding friend and colleague to countless people at the Commissioner’s Office.