Ex-Angels employees Hudler, Physioc, Hernandez land jobs
It has been a good week for three former Angels employees who landed new jobs, broadcasters Rex Hudler and Steve Physioc with the Kansas City Royals and former baseball operations manager Tory Hernandez with agent Scott Boras.
Fox Sports Kansas City announced Friday that Huder and Physioc, who worked together in the Angels' television booth for 11 seasons before being let go after 2010, will join the Royals' broadcast team.
Hudler, the former Angels infielder known for his on-air exuberance, will work 50 games as a television analyst, and Physioc, a Kansas State University graduate who has also worked Pac-12 conference football and basketball games, will do TV play-by-play for 50 games.
Hernandez spent seven seasons with the Angels, three as a player performance analyst and four as the manager of baseball operations, and he essentially ran the front office for most of October before the Angels hired Jerry Dipoto to replace Tony Reagins as general manager.
Hernandez was not retained by Dipoto, but he will bring many skills from his former job, such as player evaluation, market analysis and arbitration preparation, to his new position with the Newport Beach-based Boras, who is one of the most powerful agents in professional sports.
-- Mike DiGiovanna
Photo: Former Angels television color commentator Rex Hudler smells a baseball while joking around prior to a game in 2004. Credit: Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times