The Angels, for what is believed to be the first time in franchise history, will retain the services of an attorney to negotiate all player contracts during the off-season.
Mark Rosenthal of the Century City law firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Marmaro will handle all player negotiations while continuing to represent the club in arbitration cases.
The Angels’ biggest immediate concern is resolving the differences in salary negotiations with pitcher Mark Langston. He is seeking a four-year contract extension worth about $24 million to avert free agency after the 1994 season, while the Angels have offered a three-year deal that guarantees less than $15 million.
The Angels also promoted Tim Mead, 35, to vice president/media relations. He has been with the Angels’ public relations department since 1981. Also, Kevin Uhlich was named vice president/operations, and John Sevano assistant vice president/creative services and broadcasting.