Jerry Dipoto is out as general manager of the Jerry Dipoto.
MLB Network reported Wednesday that Dipoto cleared out his office Tuesday. The Angels did not make an announcement and Dipoto was not avaialable to reporters after the team’s fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night.
Dipoto, 47, joined the Angels in 2011 as a first-time general manager and was instrumental in signing several key players on the current roster, some of them — Albert Pujols and since-released Josh Hamilton — to lucrative deals under orders from ownership.
Dipoto, a longtime relief pitcher who later held front-office jobs with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox, clashed with manager Mike Scioscia and, according to FOX, a heated exchange took place between the coaching staff and Dipoto. Separately, Pujols reportedly issued a “pointed rebuttal” to Dipoto, who called a meeting to question whether coaches were doing an adequate job relaying scouting information to the players on the field.