Hanson, acquired from the Braves in exchange for reliever Jordan Walden on Nov. 30, will be sporting Torii Hunter's old number in Anaheim: 48. It's the same number he wore in Atlanta.
The Red Sox called Dipoto just before the start of the Winter Meetings because they wanted to offer Gary DiSarcina the managing job with Triple-A Pawtucket. DiSarcina, with the good graces of Dipoto, took the job because he wanted another opportunity to manage and it's close to home.
"I think he's a great fit for that role," Dipoto said. "We wish him nothing but the best. He'll always be loved here. And I hope there's a day when he comes back and joins the Angels family again, because in our hearts, he'll never be gone."