Fired farm director Abe Flores offered job as Angels scout
Abe Flores was relieved of his duties as farm director on Friday, part of a front-office purge that has included the dismissal of Tony Reagins as general manager and two of his top assistants, but there is a good chance Flores will remain with the organization.
Flores, who has been with the Angels for 10 years, four as the farm director and six as the manager of baseball operations, has been offered a job with the team as a professional scout.
"I'm grateful for everything the Angels have done for me, and I loved this job," Flores said by phone Sunday morning. "They asked me to step aside so the new GM could hire a new farm director. I get it. If was coming in as a GM, I would want the same thing."
Flores also thanked team President John Carpino for granting him permission to travel to the club's instructional league in Tempe, Ariz., on Sunday so he could thank coaches and staff members there. He will decide by the end of the month whether he will remain with the team.
"I want to step back, catch my breath and evaluate it," said Flores, who spent nine years as an amateur scout for the Colorado Rockies and three seasons as an assistant coach at USC before coming to the Angels. "I'm mulling it over. I need a little time to decide."
--Mike DiGiovanna in Arlington, Texas