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Angels may be interested in Omar Minaya for general manager

October 22, 2011 |  3:25 pm

Omar-minaya_250Add Omar Minaya’s name to the growing list of candidates who will interview for the Angels’ vacant general manager post.

Minaya, the former GM of the Montreal Expos, held the same post with the New York Mets from 2005 to 2010. The Dominican-born Minaya was baseball’s first Latino general manager, and Angels owner Arte Moreno was baseball’s first Latino owner.

An Angels spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the team’s interest in Minaya.

Since former General Manager Tony Reagins resigned at the end of last month, the Angels have reportedly talked with Rick Hahn, the Chicago White Sox's vice president and assistant GM; Kim Ng, former Dodgers assistant GM; Jerry DiPoto, a senior vice president with the Arizona Diamondbacks; and Yankees executives Billy Eppler and Damon Oppenheimer.

-- Kevin Baxter in St. Louis

Photo: Omar Minaya talks about the firing of Willie Randolph as Mets manager during an interleague stop at Anaheim Stadium in 2008. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images