Angels General Manager Tony Reagins resigns
ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Tony Reagins abruptly resigned as the Los Angeles Angels' general manager on Friday.
Reagins resigned as the Angels have not made the playoffs for the second season in a row.
Reagins took over for Bill Stoneman after the 2007 season. In his first two seasons as general manager, the Angels won the American League West Division.
Despite starting this season with baseball's fourth-highest payroll at $139 million, Los Angeles went 86-76 and finished 10 games behind Texas in the AL West and five behind Tampa Bay in the wild-card race.
The Angels said Reagins will remain with the team as a special assistant to chairman Dennis Kuhl.
Before he became the Angels GM, Reagins spent the previous six seasons as Los Angeles' director of player development under Stoneman, his mentor. Los Angeles won a majors-best 100 games in his first season in 2008 before getting within two games of the World Series in 2009.
Reagins started with the Angels as an intern in 1991.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
los angeles angels of anaheim, mlb
- Stalking arrest in WeHo murder-for-hire case
- Jet aborts takeoff after gear failure in Pa.
- Missing plane sent satellite signals for hours
- 'Flasher' suspect sought for exposure in OC
- 3 dead in fiery crash in San Bernardino area
- LA inmate escapes hours after sentencing
- Big Bear Lake's pirate ship afloat again
- OC high-speed chase ends in police shooting
- SXSW continues in Austin after crash kills 2
- NYC explosion kills 8; rescuers resume search
- abcnews: Dog's healing effects on 2 wounded vets
- Bail refused for ex-NFL player Darren Sharper
- Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year
- OTRC: Tina Fey talks 'Mean Girls' reunion rumors