Jerry Dipoto resigns as Angels General Manager

Bill Stoneman to assume GM role

The Angels today announced the resignation of General Manager Jerry Dipoto. At the same time, Senior Advisor Bill Stoneman will assume GM responsibilities on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2015 campaign. The announcement was made by Club President John Carpino.

2015 marked Dipoto's fourth season as Angels' General Manager. The former Major League pitcher was introduced as the 11th GM in franchise history on Oct. 29, 2011.

During his four-year run as GM of the Halos, Dipoto signed or acquired several marquee players including Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson, Huston Street, David Freese and Joe Smith, among others. In 2014, Dipoto orchestrated a roster that posted a Major-League best 98 wins en route to winning the club's first American League West title since 2009. On the field since the start of the 2012 season, the Angels have posted a 306-258 (.543} record, good for fourth-best in the American League in the span.

Stoneman previously served as the Vice-President/General Manager from Nov. 1, 1999 through Oct. 16, 2007. He was the ninth General Manager in club annals.

Under his previous tenure, the Angels captured their lone World Championship in 2002, the franchise's first A.L. West crown in 18 years in 2004 and the club's first-ever back-to-back division titles with another division championship in 2005. Stoneman was responsible for the signing of future American League MVP Vladimir Guerrero prior to the 2004 season and 2005 Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon.

A veteran of eight major league seasons, Stoneman compiled a 54-85 career record with 46 complete games, 15 shutouts, five saves and a 4.08 ERA in 245 games {170 starts). He was also the author of two no-hitters during his career.

The club also announced Assistant General Manager Matt Klentak and Assistant GM, Scouting & Player Development Scott Servais will continue in their current roles while assisting Stoneman.