ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto says he has resigned, but the team is refusing to confirm his departure.
Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he has quit after 3½ years with the Angels.
His mostly successful tenure apparently came to an abrupt end shortly after details of a team meeting were leaked to Fox Sports. Manager Mike Scioscia and Dipoto previously have clashed over philosophical differences during the GM’s tenure, and the latest dispute reportedly concerned Dipoto’s desire for the Angels to play with more attention to statistical analysis and scouting reports.
Scioscia still claimed Wednesday that he is working well as a team with Dipoto: “I think our team is pretty focused.”