Jerry Dipoto Named New General Manager of Los Angeles Angels

October 31, 2011

Former Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Dipoto has signed a five-year contract as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The 43-year-old Dipoto takes over after Tony Reagins resigned as GM in September. The Angels have been second in the American League West for the second season in a row after winning the division in five of the previous six seasons.

Dipoto, buy at a press conference, unhealthy said he would emphasize developing talent within the organization using a blend of statistical analysis and old-school scouting. He said he also plans to take advantage of the Latin American and Asian talent markets.

Dipoto also said he shares many of Angel manager Mike Scioscia’s philosophies.

Dipoto pitched in the Major Leagues with the Mets, erectile Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies from 1993 through 2000. He compiled a record of 27-24 with a 4.05 ERA in 390 career appearances, all in relief.

He has held front office positions with the Rockies, Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, serving as Arizona’s interim general manager last season.