Perry Minasian is in line to be the next general manager of the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels are expected to announce their new general manager soon, and according to ESPN, Perry Minasian of the Atlanta Braves is the top choice.
Minasian joined the team in Atlanta in 2017. Working alongside Alex Anthopoulos, Atlanta’s president of baseball operations, Minasian has helped to create one of the best teams in baseball. In 2020, the Atlanta Braves won the NL East and went all the way to the NLCS, where they ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Before he joined the Atlanta Braves, Minasian spent nine years working in various scouting roles with the Toronto Blue Jays. He’s been around baseball all his life, since his father, Zack Minasian, used to be the clubhouse manager for the Texas Rangers. He worked as a batboy and did other jobs at the clubhouse until he moved into a scouting role for the Rangers when he was 22-years-old.
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Minasian was one of five candidates who made it to the second round of interviews, according to ESPN. Other candidates for the role include Seattle Mariners assistant GM Justin Hollander, Chicago Cubs senior vice president Jason McLeod, and Arizona Diamondbacks assistant GMs Jared Porter and Amiel Sawdaye.
Sources have indicated that the choice has been narrowed down to either Minasian or Hollander.
The Angels fired their previous manager, Billy Eppler after the Angels finished their fifth consecutive losing season. Eppler had been with the club since 2015.
Whoever the Angels hire will be the third general manager under owner Arte Moreno, who bought the club in 2003.