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Former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto hired by Red Sox on interim basis

Former Angels GM Jerry Dipoto hired by Red Sox on interim basis

Jerry Dipoto, who abruptly resigned as Angels general manager on July 1 in the wake of renewed friction with Manager Mike Scioscia, has been hired on an interim basis by the Boston Red Sox to help with off-season moves, veteran baseball writer Peter Gammons reported Wednesday. Dipoto, a former big league reliever who worked as a scout for the Red Sox in 2003 and 2004, confirmed to The Times via text message that he has been hired as a "baseball consultant" by the Red Sox but did not elaborate on what his specific role would be or if the job could be a precursor to him being hired on a full-time basis by the Red Sox. Boston, one of baseball’s most disappointing teams...

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