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Angels Hire Scott Servais As Assistant GM

The Los Angeles Angels on Friday hired Scott Servais as Assistant General Manager, Scouting and Player Development. Servais, who was the head of player development for the Texas Rangers for the last six years, signed a multi-year contract with the Angels, the club announced today.

"Scott has a great presence and his impact will be felt immediately. He will create a positive, productive and successful environment within our player development program," said new Angels GM Jerry Dipoto. "One simply needs to look at what Texas has accomplished during the last six years to understand the value Scott now brings to the Angels. Scott is really the gold standard by which to measure others in this game and he will help create a new dynamic as we move forward."

Servais, 44, was a major league catcher for 11 seasons, and was a teammate of Dipoto in with the Colorado Rockies in 2000. Servais was a scout with the Rockies in 2005 when Dipoto was the head of player personnel in Colorado.

"We will hit the ground running in the scouting & player development program to ensure the success of the Angels now and for years to come. It will be our goal to always have a championship-caliber team for our fans," Servais said on Friday.

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