Mariners hire former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto as general manager
Jerry Dipoto resigned from the Angels’ front office on July 1 after losing control of the decision making process to long-time manager Mike Scioscia. He was hired in August as a consultant for the Red Sox.
Former Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik was fired in late August after holding the position for nearly eight seasons. Seattle has not made the postseason since 2001.
Mariners president Kevin Mather issued a statement on Dipoto’s hiring.
Dipoto, 47, played eight seasons in the Majors as a reliever for the Cleveland Indians, New York Mets and Colorado Rockies. He took over as the Angels’ general manager in 2011 and the team made the postseason just once (2014) during his tenure.