SEATTLE — Former Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto is the Mariners’ choice to be their next general manager, according to an ESPN report.
Dipoto, 47, served 3 1/2 years as the Angels’ general manager before resigning July 1 after a public spat with manager Mike Scioscia over the use of analytics and other matters.
Citing an unidentified source, ESPN’s Jim Bowden reported the news that Dipoto was the Mariners’ choice to replace Jack Zduriencik, who was fired Aug. 28.
There was no immediate confirmation from the Mariners.
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The Boston Red Sox hired Dipoto to an advisory role in mid-August. New club president Dave Dombrowski said recently he hoped to elevate Dipoto to a full-time position if he isn’t hired by another club.
Multiple reports indicated Dipoto and New York Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler were the Mariners’ two finalists.