New Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has begun to assemble his staff in Anaheim. The Angels have reportedly hired longtime Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins baseball operations executive Larry Corrigan as special assistant to Dipoto, reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today and confirmed by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.
Corrigan served as special assistant to GM Neal Huntington in Pittsburgh for the last four years. Prior to that, Corrigan was with the Twins for 20 years, including the last eight years as special assistant to GM Terry Ryan. Corrigan was scouting director when the Twins drafted Torii Hunter in the first round of the 1993 MLB Draft.
Corrigan, 61, played in the minor league systems of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Twins from 1972-1978. He coached baseball at both Iowa State and Cal State Fullerton.
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