Report: Angels to name Dipoto as new GM

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to name Jerry Dipoto as their new general manager on Saturday, according to a report in the Orange County Register.

The Angels will hold a press conference at noon (pt) on Saturday to announce the hiring as Major League Baseball discourages teams from making major announcements during the World Series.

Dipoto will replace former general manager Tony Reagins, who resigned on September 30 after four years on the job.

The 43-year-old Dipoto had an eight-year stint in the majors as a relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, New York Mets and Colorado Rockies before a neck injury ended his career.

He started his front-office career as a scout with the Boston Red Sox from 2003-04 before becoming the Colorado Rockies' director of player personnel in 2005.

In 2006, Dipoto moved to the Arizona Diamondbacks as the vice president of player personnel and served as the D-Backs interim GM in 2010 after Josh Byrnes was fired.

He stayed with the Diamondbacks organization despite being replaced by Kevin Towers after interviewing for the full-time general manager job last year and was the vice president of scouting and player development for the 2011 NL West Champion Diamondbacks.