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Angels hire Billy Eppler as general manager

Angels hire Billy Eppler as general manager

The Angels hired Billy Eppler as general manager on Sunday and signed him to a four-year contract, a deal that could extend his tenure in Anaheim beyond that of Manager Mike Scioscia.

The Angels will introduce Eppler at a news conference Monday afternoon in Anaheim. Angels owner Arte Moreno, President John Carpino and Scioscia are expected to be in attendance.

Scioscia’s 10-year contract expires after the 2018 season. Eppler’s contract extends through the 2019 season. Neither of the two previous general managers hired by Moreno, Tony Reagins and Jerry Dipoto, had a contract that outlasted Scioscia’s.

Eppler, 40, is a New York Yankees assistant general...