New general manager Perry Minasian has reportedly begun building the Angels’ baseball operations department, with the hiring of three executives he worked with in Atlanta.
The Angels will bring on board assistant general manager Alex Tamin, special assistant Dominic Chiti, and scout Rick Williams, per Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic. Jeff Fletcher at the Orange County Register confirmed the report, and noted the Angels might have multiple assistant general managers under Minasian, as they did with Billy Eppler.
The Angels have not yet announced the hires.
At his introductory press conference last Tuesday, Minasian mentioned that he’d be filling out his staff relatively soon.
“It’s a team game on the field, and it’s a team game off the field, so obviously our front office hires will be very important,” Minasian said. “I look forward to building a baseball operations team that’s not only filled with outstanding minds, different backgrounds, but good people that fit in with the culture here.”
Tamin’s title with the Braves, before becoming assistant general manager, was director of baseball operations, the same role he held with the Dodgers from 2012-17. He had a hand in all parts of the roster, and oversaw a baseball research and operations department in Los Angeles that grew exponentially since.
Prior to joining the Dodgers, Tamin, a lawyer, representing various major league teams in salary arbitration cases and contract negotiations.
Chiti has worked various roles in baseball since 1982, including coaching and scouting with the Rangers, Orioles, and Indians. He was director of player personnel and special assistant to the GM at times with Texas, and his roles with the Braves included director of pitching, director of player development, and in 2020 he was special assistant, scouting to GM Alex Anthopoulos.
Williams last season was a major league scout with the Braves.