The Rangers hope to soon announce how they’ve restructured their front office in the wake of former assistant general manager Thad Levine leaving for the Twins. The changes will include field coordinator Jayce Tingler moving into an executive role, Rangers GM Jon Daniels said. Changes may include adding more voices to the decision-making process.
“We might structure things a little differently. We’re inclined to promote our own but we’re still working through it,” he said. “We’ve all been together for a long time. There are existing relationships, there’s trust, communication.”
That should make the changes relatively smooth as roles for minor league operations director Mike Daley, professional scouting director Josh Boyd and amateur scouting director Kip Fagg are potentially altered.
“There’s an opportunity to maybe move some responsibilities around and utilize strengths in different spots, involve a bigger group in the decision-making process,” Daniels said. “It’s not just with Thad leaving, but other priorities we want to address.”
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Tingler’s move will leave the Rangers looking for an outfield instructor.
Daniels doesn’t expect Levine to poach anyone from the Rangers’ front office.
“Hopefully not. He’ll keep his dirty hands off our people,” Daniels joked. Daniels did, however, say if it was a life-changing opportunity he’d keep an open mind.
“If it’s truly an opportunity for one of our people to improve their lives and help Thad and those guys we’d be open to the discussion,” he said.
Levine responded with a joke of his own: “We both agreed that I wouldn’t take anyone he didn’t want me to take and I wouldn’t take anyone he wanted me to take,” he said.