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Davis approved as new controlling owner of Rangers

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 3:23pm  ET

Texas Rangers controlling owner Ray Davis talks on a cellphone as he leaves a meeting at baseball's general managers' meetings Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Ray Davis has been given unanimous approval to succeed Nolan Ryan as the controlling owner of the Texas Rangers.

Owners took the vote Thursday at their quarterly meeting.

Ryan, a Hall of Fame pitcher, resigned last month and said he will sell his ownership stake to Davis and Bob Simpson, the team's co-chairmen.

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