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Thursday April 11th, 2013

Nolan Ryan will stay on as CEO of the Texas Rangers. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Nolan Ryan will stay on as CEO of the Texas Rangers. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan will continue on as the Texas Rangers CEO, the team announced  Wednesday.

Ryan has been an executive in the organization since 2008, first serving as team president and then partnering with Chuck Greenberg the next season to buy the Rangers for $385 million.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Ryan's status with the team had been in question when the president's title was taken from him and was split between general manager Jon Daniels (over baseball operations) and Rick George (over business operations).

Ryan said he is focused to working closely with ownership to "bring a championship to Arlington."

From a team release:

“We've had meaningful conversations with Nolan Ryan over the past several weeks and are pleased that our focus is now on working together to win a championship for our fans," Rangers co-chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson said in a statement. "Over the years Nolan has made extraordinary contributions to the Texas Rangers organization, both on and off the field, including providing valuable guidance to Jon Daniels and Rick George. His leadership as our chief executive --- with both baseball and business operations reporting to him -- has been vital to our success and offers us a bright future.”

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