ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Shiraz Rehman as assistant general manager after he spent the past seven years in baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.

Rehman will assist Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in the day-to-day management of major league operations, including player acquisitions, roster management, player contracts and salary arbitration.

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Texas announced the hire on Tuesday.

Rehman joined the Cubs as assistant to the GM in November 2011, shortly after Chicago hired Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations and Jed Hoyer as general manager.

Rehman was most was recently assistant GM for strategic initiatives for the Cubs, and had previously spent six seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball operations department.

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As for the manager position, the Rangers have reportedly interviewed six candidates.

The Rangers fired Jeff Banister with a couple of weeks left in the 2018 season where the Rangers finished in last place in the American League West division.

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