Angels To Name Stoneman GM
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Bill Stoneman, a Montreal Expos executive, will be named the Anaheim Angels’ general manager.
Angels spokesman Tim Mead said a news conference was scheduled for today to introduce Stoneman. He gave no other details.
Stoneman’s first task will be to hire a manager. The Angels have been without one since Terry Collins resigned Sept. 3 and bench coach Joe Maddon took over on an interim basis.
Bill Bavasi resigned as Angels general manager on Oct. 1, after nearly six years in the position. Two days later, the team finished a disappointing 70-92 season and in last place in the AL West.
The Angels anticipated having a general manager in place before the World Series. Baseball mandates that no major announcements be made during the World Series so as not to detract from the sport’s biggest event.
Stoneman, most recently Montreal’s vice president of baseball operations, has worked primarily as the franchise’s chief financial officer since 1983.
Stoneman pitched in the major leagues for eight years with a 54-85 record and 4.08 ERA. A right-hander, he was a member of the Chicago Cubs for two years and the Expos for five before completing his career with the Angels in 1974. He pitched two no-hitters with the Expos.