Ken Forsch, Gary Sutherland ousted from Angels front office
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The housecleaning in the Angels front office will not end with Friday’s resignation of General Manager Tony Reagins.
Ken Forsch, the team’s assistant general manager for the last 14 years, and Gary Sutherland, a special assistant to the general manager for 12 years, have been dismissed, two major-league sources confirmed Monday. The team is expected to issue a news release on the matter this afternoon.
Forsch, a former major-league pitcher who had a 114-113 career record and 3.37 earned run average, spent four seasons (1994-97) as the Angels’ director of player development before becoming assistant GM. He was mainly responsible for assisting Reagins with contract negotiations, player procurement and waiver-wire and rule compliance.
Sutherland, a former major-league infielder who has an extensive scouting background in his 40 years in professional baseball, was a key advisor to Reagins and former Angels General Manager Bill Stoneman and was responsible for coordinating the team’s professional scouts.
Sutherland’s brother, Dale, was an Angels scout for 19 years before being fired after the 2010 season.
-- Mike DiGiovanna