Angels hire Bill Richardson as Orem manager
FEB 01, 2013 3:40p ET
Richardson, 52, will replace Tom Kotchman, who resigned in October after 29 years in the Angels organization, 23 of them managing short-season Class-A clubs in Idaho and Utah.
Dipoto had asked Kotchman, the father of big league first baseman Casey Kotchman, to give up his on-field duties at Orem to focus on scouting. Kotchman chose to do neither, and he subsequently took a job coaching the Boston Red Sox's rookie team in the Gulf Coast League.
Richardson, 52, managed the Rangers' rookie-league team in Arizona in 2008 and 2009 and spent the last three years managing their Class-A club in Hickory, N.C. Before joining the Texas organization, he spent 20 years coaching high school baseball in the Sacramento area.