Angels To Announce Dipoto As New GM After World Series

Friday October 28th, 2011

The Los Angeles Angels will reportedly hold a press conference Saturday to announce the hiring of Jerry Dipoto as the team’s new general manager, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"We will be having a press conference Saturday regarding the GM position," Angels vice president of communications Tim Mead told the Times. "But today and tonight, our attention and focus is directed toward the World Series."

Dipoto, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, had previously served as the interim general manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks following the dismissal of incumbent Josh Byrnes in 2010. Following the season, the full-time gig was given to Kevin Towers, not Dipoto.

The 43-year-old began his front office career as a scout for the Boston Red Sox and was part of their championship run in 2004. In 2005 he was named the head of the scouting department for the Colorado Rockies.

The Angels finished just outside of the Wild Card this season with a 86-66 record.

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