Rangers improved 18 games in '04
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Buck Showalter, the reigning AL Manager of the Year, received a three-year contract extension from the Texas Rangers on Friday.
Showalter's new contract runs through the 2009 season, and includes a club option for 2010.
Owner Tom Hicks also extended the contract of general manager
John Hart through 2006. That contract then becomes renewable
annually and continues until terminated by either party, after
which time Hart will have a five-year deal to serve as senior
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