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Sources: Angels' Jerry Dipoto Out As GM After Conflicts With Manager Mike Scioscia

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 15

Angels GM Jerry Dipoto "is indeed out," and while not all the details are clear, he and manager Mike Scioscia "never really clicked," according to sources cited by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The pair "got along ok during 98-win '14, but struggled to co-exist" this season ( TWITTER.com, 7/1 ...

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