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Former Rangers executive Daniels named Rays senior adviser Refsnyder agrees to $1.2 million, 1-year deal with Red Sox

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ST. SAINT PETERSBURG, Florida. On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays hired former Texas Rangers executive John Daniels as a senior baseball operations adviser.

Daniels spent the previous 21 seasons with the Rangers, including the last 17 seasons in charge of their baseball operations department. He was the longest-serving top manager in the team’s history.

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Daniels was named Rangers general manager on October 4, 2005. He was only 28 years old and became the youngest grandmaster in Major League Baseball history.

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The Rangers made consecutive World Series appearances in the 2010–11 season and made the playoffs five times during Daniels’ tenure.

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The Rays promoted Kevin Ybach to VP of Player Personnel. In addition, Samantha Birley was named Assistant Director of Baseball Operations. Jeremy Sawers was named Assistant Director of Major League Operations.

Will Cousins, Chanda Loudermilk and Carlos Rodriguez took on the positions of Assistant General Managers.

BOSTON – Outfielder Rob Refnider has a $1.2 million salary for a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox, who avoided salary arbitration.

The deal includes bonuses of $100,000 depending on the appearance of the plates: $25,000 for 300, 350, 400 and 450.

Refsnyder, 31, hit .307 with six homers and 21 RBIs in 57 games last season. He has a .242 career batting average with 12 homers and 56 RBIs for the New York Yankees (2015-17), Toronto (2017), Tampa Bay (2018), Texas (2020), Minnesota (2021) and Red Sox (2022). ).

On Thursday, Boston said the deal had been agreed a day earlier.



Source: mlb.nbcsports.com

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