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Jerry Dipoto

Jerry Dipoto
Born: (1968-05-24) May 24, 1968 (age 47)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 11, 1993 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2000 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
Win–loss record 27–24
Earned run average 4.05
Strikeouts 352

Gerard Peter Dipoto (born May 24, 1968), is a former professional baseball player and an executive who is the General Manager (GM) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He served as interim GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010.

Early life

Dipoto played high school baseball at Toms River High School North. He played collegiately at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was born to Gerard & Barbara Dipoto and has two siblings, Marc Dipoto and Lori Dipoto-Dorsey.

Professional career

Dipoto was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 3rd round of the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft.

In 1994, he was traded with Paul Byrd, Dave Mlicki and a player to be named later (minor leaguer Jesus Azuaje) to the New York Mets for Jeromy Burnitz and Joe Roa.

After the 1996 season, he was traded by the Mets to the Colorado Rockies for Armando Reynoso.

Front office career

In 2003 he became a scout for the Boston Red Sox, and in 2004 was a part of the World Series winning team. In 2005 he became the head of the scouting department for the Colorado Rockies. When Josh Byrnes, who Jerry had known since his days as a Rockies player became the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, he went with Byrnes to Arizona and became the Director of Scouting and Player Personnel.

Byrnes was fired on July 1, 2010 and Dipoto was named interim General Manager.[1] On September 22, Kevin Towers was named the new Diamondbacks General Manager. Dipoto was offered the opportunity to remain with the Diamondbacks.[2]

On October 28, 2011, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced Dipoto would be their next general manager, replacing Tony Reagins.[3]


He and his wife, Tamie, have three children: Taylor, Jordan, and Jonah. He is also a thyroid cancer survivor, having undergone curative thyroid surgery in 1994.[4]

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Preceded by
Josh Byrnes
Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager
July 1 – September 22
Succeeded by
Kevin Towers
Preceded by
Tony Reagins
Los Angeles Angels General Manager
Succeeded by
current GM