ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan watches the Texas Rangers take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Opening Day at Rangers Ballpark on April 5, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan has been approved by Major League Baseball as the controlling owner of the Texas Rangers.
Each Major League Club has a designated control person who is accountable to Major League Baseball for the operation of the Club and for the Club’s compliance with the rules of Baseball.
Chuck Greenberg and Ryan led the group that bought the team from Tom Hicks last August in a deal valued at $590 million. Greenberg became chief executive officer, then left on March 11 and sold his ownership stake.
Ryan, the team president since February 2008, took over as CEO. Baseball owners voted Thursday to approve Ryan during quarterly owners meetings at MLB's New York headquarters.