Not the Angels news we were expecting this offseason.
On Saturday, Victor Rojas tweeted that he won’t be returning to the Angels broadcast booth in 2021. Rojas has been the play-by-play announcer for the Angels for the past 11 years.
In his lengthy tweet, Rojas said that he wanted to spend more time with his family in Texas, as he awaits the birth of his first grandchild. In addition, he also wants to work on building his apparel business, a web-based clothing company. Big Fly, the name of his company, has been run with his wife Kim and their children since early 2019.
Rojas has been the lead voice for the Angels since 2010. Prior to that, he spent some time as a studio host for MLB Network. He also spent time with the Rangers and D-Backs in their booth.
There was a good chance he could have stayed though, as he interviewed for the open general manager position during the early offseason. Instead of staying in-house and going with their play-by-play man, the Angels hired Perry Minasian. Here was the statement he released on Twitter.
Now that I've officially been eliminated from consideration, I want to thank the @Angels organization for including me as a candidate for their GM position. There are a couple of attachments that explain how process played out for me over the last couple of weeks. #angelsfamily pic.twitter.com/70IPhgvvft— Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas) November 11, 2020
Best of luck to Victor on his future!