STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has received a three-year contract extension through the 2018 season.
The deal Friday had been anticipated for some time, even after the Rangers lost 95 games this year.
Thad Levine, the assistant GM under Daniels all nine years, also got a three-year extension through 2018.
Daniels was only 28 and the youngest GM in major league history when he got the job in October 2005. During Daniels’ tenure as GM, the Rangers went to their only World Series appearances, in 2010 and 2011.
Those AL pennants were part of four consecutive 90-win seasons. The Rangers were hurt by injuries this year to key players, among them ace pitcher Yu Darvish, slugger Prince Fielder and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.