Eppler was the Yankees’ assistant general manager before being hired by the Angels in October. His first front-office addition was the hiring of
Among Martone's duties in New York were identifying players on other clubs to acquire through trades or free agency. He is expected to have a similar role in Anaheim, though Angels pro scouting director Hal Morris and baseball operations director Justin Hollander will continue to have significant input.
The Angels lost both of their assistant general managers under former GM
The Angels, who did not renew the contracts of pitching coach Mike Butcher and hitting coach Don Baylor after the season, also shook up their coaching staff, moving Gary DiSarcina from third base coach to first base coach. DiSarcina, the former Angels shortstop, spent two seasons as the third base coach.
Alfredo Griffin, who has spent 16 seasons as the Angels' first base coach and infield coach, is expected to remain in the organization in another capacity. Dino Ebel, who spent eight seasons as the team's third base coach before becoming bench coach in 2014, will remain as bench coach.