Jon Daniels' contract extension isn't the only news out of the Rangers' camp today. Here's the latest on the defending AL champs…
- Now that Daniels is under contract through 2015, the club's next step is to lock up other front office members, writes Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. "You put good people in place and then you keep them in place," said team president Nolan Ryan. "It tells people who you are as an organization and it tells new players coming in what you are all about." Ryan said that assistant GM Thad Levine could have a new deal finalized by this weekend.
- Daniels has "exchanged hellos" with Michael Young but the two haven't talked about his offseason trade demand, the GM tells the Galloway & Co. podcast (and passed on by ESPNDallas). Young said he had no plans to speak to Daniels upon his arrival at Spring Training two weeks ago, and didn't wish to be a distraction to the team by revisiting the issue.
- In a radio interview with 103.3 ESPN's Ian Fitzsimmons (passed on by Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com), Chris Davis says he's playing third base during Spring Training, which he believes will help him find playing time somewhere, if not necessarily with Texas. The Rangers have the hot corner covered by Adrian Beltre and they have another (albeit unproven) lefty-swinging first baseman in Mitch Moreland. Davis drew trade interest last summer — no surprise given his career .311/.370/.569 line in five minor league seasons.