Report: Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan, GM Jon Daniels involved in heated confrontation

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Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels (left) and CEO Nolan Ryan reportedly clashed over the firing of bench coach Jackie Moore. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rangers GM Jon Daniels, CEO Nolan Ryan reportedly got an heated argument. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan and general manager Jon Daniels had to be separated by manager Ron Washington after a heated conversation escalated on Tuesday night, reports

According to the report, Daniels and Ryan were apparently face-to-face during the middle of a sit-down meeting "with the possibility of a confrontation."

The reason for the confrontation is not known.

The Rangers have made the playoffs in three of the past four seasons and finished 2013 with a 91-72 record. The team said this week that they will retain Washington for another season.

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The latest situation between Ryan and Daniels involved the firing of bench coach Jackie Moore. Moore was hand-picked by Ryan to replace Art Howe as the team's bench coach, but Daniels wanted to replace him last season. The Moore situation became a "flashpoint of front office tension,"