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01/05/12 3:47 PM EST

Angels hire LaCassa to run Minor League ops

ANAHEIM -- The Angels have hired Mike LaCassa, formerly of the Rangers, to be their new manager of Minor League operations, the club announced Thursday.

LaCassa started off as an intern in the Rangers' player development department in 2010, then worked as an assistant in player development and Arizona operations. In his new role, LaCassa will handle all administrative duties pertaining to player development and report to Scott Servais, who oversees the player-development side.

LaCassa is the eighth new role announced within the Angels' baseball operations department since Jerry Dipoto was named general manager on Oct. 29. Others include Servais and Matt Klentak (assistant GMs), Marcel Lachemann (special assistant to the GM), Larry Corrigan and Tim Schmidt (special assignment scouts), Hal Morris (director of pro scouting) and Justin Hollander (director of baseball operations).

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