The Texas Rangers have hired former Astros general manager Tim Purpura as their farm director.

During Purpura's time with Houston, the Astros went to the playoffs six times in nine years from 1997-2005 and were named Major League Baseball's Organization of the Year by multiple entities in 2001.

He is entering his 23rd year of working in professional baseball.

Purpura will replace Scott Servais who left the organization to become the assistant general manager for the Angels.

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