Victor Rojas explains leaving Angels to lead Texas farm team – Los Angeles Times

Victor Rojas explains leaving Angels to lead Texas farm team – Los Angeles Times

Victor Rojas won’t spend nights during the upcoming baseball season behind a desk in the Angels’ broadcast booth, calling games alongside his Fox Sports West colleagues as he did the last 11 years. But he won’t be leaving the sport.

Rojas stepped away from the Angels last week to take the job of president and general manager of the Frisco Roughriders, the Texas Rangers’ double-A team based near where Rojas and his family reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. He announced the move a few days after making known his departure from the Angels.

In his first news conference as the minor league team’s top baseball operations executive, Rojas said Tuesday that he had intended to return to his play-by-play duties for the 2021 season as recently as late last month. But after falling short in his attempt to make the jump from the broadcast booth to the Angels’ front office in the wake of general manager Billy Eppler’s dismissal, Rojas left himself open to the potential of some day running his own team.

He didn’t know the opportunity would arrive so soon. Rojas said he would not have felt uncomfortable returning to work with the Angels after spelling out to President John Carpino and senior advisor Bill Stoneman possible solutions to address the team’s deficiencies.

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