Dipoto resigned on July 1 amid renewed friction with Manager
They hope to have a new GM in place by the end of the season or shortly thereafter.
Eppler, 40, is a San Diego native who pitched at the University of Connecticut before an arm injury ended his playing career. He began scouting for the
Eppler was promoted to pro scouting director after the 2005 season and to assistant GM after the 2011 season. He interviewed for the
Eppler has been tabbed by some as the front-runner for the Angels job, and he comes with a strong endorsement from longtime Yankees GM
"They're all equal. Very few people possess all those strengths and those qualities. He does, in my opinion. He's built a great reputation that he's earned, and we're lucky to have him. He's an important piece of my pyramid."
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