A day after saying the Angels would have to be creative this off-season to address their roster deficiencies, General Manager Tony Reagins abruptly resigned Friday.
He will remain with the ballclub as a special assistant to club chairman Dennis Kuhl.
“In moving forward, we felt a change was needed," said owner Arte Moreno, whose team has missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2000-2001.
Reagins, a 20-year Angel employee, was named the 10th general manager in club history following the 2007 season. In his four years as GM the Angels won two American League West titles and compiled a record of 363-285 (.560). But the Angels finished two games under .500 last year and missed the postseason again this fall, going 86-76 and finishing 10 games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West.
Before being named general manager, Reagins served in a variety of roles, including six seasons as director of player development from 2002-2007. Under his guidance, the Angels’ affiliates reached the playoffs 18 times while capturing 15 division titles and three league championships.
-- Kevin Baxter
Photo: Tony Reagins. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.