The Los Angeles Angels international supervisor of scouting
The Angels dismissed
The Angels declined to elaborate on Daniel's firing when contacted by SI.com on Thursday night, saying only that he was no longer with the club, but sources tell SI.com that the team grew concerned about possible financial misdeeds by scouts in Venezuela under Daniel's supervision. One baseball source tells SI.com that the Angels also dismissed several of their Venezuelan scouts along with Daniel.
Daniel did not return calls from SI.com on Thursday night, but in an interview with the
While it's unclear whether the investigation was a reason for his dismissal, Daniel has close ties to others under MLB and FBI investigation for pocketing money earmarked for the signing bonuses of Latin American players. Daniel was a scout for the Cincinnati Reds from 1992 to 1994, when former Washington Nationals general manager