Longtime Angels scout, minor league manager leaves organization

Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

Tom Kotchman, who has been in the Angels organization since 1984, resigned on Friday, according to a report from Baseball America.

After being a part of the Angels organization as either a scout or minor league manager for 28 years, Tom Kotchman resigned on Friday, according to a report from Baseball America.

His departure comes after the organization was reportedly forcing him to stop managing and instead focus on scouting. Kotchman, who has served as the manager of the Angels short-season team since 2005, has been an integral part of the Angels player development department since 1984. He's managed the Orem Owlz since 2005 and has also managed the Boise Hawks and in Triple-A during his time with the Angels.

Kotchman has scouted the state of Florida for the Angels since 1990 and has signed a number of players currently in the Major Leagues including second baseman Howie Kendrick, catcher Mike Napoli and pitchers Scot Shields and Darren O'Day.

During his career with the Angels, Kotchman has signed more than a dozen players who've gone on to reach the Major Leagues and has won more than 1,400 games as a manager.

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