SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, who received a four-year contract extension a week ago, said nothing will change in the way the club conducts baseball operations in the wake of the resignation of club CEO Chuck Greenberg. Daniels said baseball operations should be unaffected by the change, which the club announced on Friday. Greenberg is stepping down as CEO and managing partner while selling his shares back to other partners in the Rangers' ownership group. "It shouldn't have an impact," Daniels said. "It's not going to change how we operate. We have an organizational structure and a budget. All of that remains the same."
Greenberg put together the ownership group that bought the Rangers from then-owner Tom Hicks last August. The group is known as Rangers Baseball Express, with Greenberg as the CEO, Nolan Ryan as club president, and Ray Davis and Bob Simpson as co-chairmen of the Board of Directors. Ryan will take over as CEO. "Ownership change is not that unusual," Daniels said. "They happen in the game, or in any business. This change has been stretched over a long period of time ... longer than anybody anticipated. But going forward, I think we're set up for stability."
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