(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Texas Rangers announced on Wednesday that CEO Nolan Ryan will stay with the organization.
Ryan lost his title of team president during the offseason and there were weeks of speculation whether Ryan would part ways with the team because of it.
After meeting with Rangers co-chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson, all parties agreed that the common goal is bringing a World Series Championship home to Arlington.
“After productive discussions the last several weeks with Ray Davis and Bob Simpson about the structure of our organization, together we are moving forward,” Ryan said in a statement. “In my role as CEO, I am focused on working closely with ownership and with Jon Daniels and Rick George to build on the success of the past five years and to bring a championship to Arlington.”
Staying with the Rangers is important to Ryan, being that he ended his historic major league career with them. In his time with Texas he pitched two no-hitters and earned his 5,000th career strikeout.
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