Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. is among Angels candidates – Press Enterprise

Former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has interviewed for the Angels GM position, according to sources.

Amaro is the 11th confirmed candidate to have an interview with the Angels, who fired GM Billy Eppler a month ago. The Angels are expected to fill the position in a few weeks.

Amaro played his first 10 big league games with the Angels in 1991, and then spent parts of the next seven seasons with the Phillies and Cleveland Indians.

He was the Phillies assistant GM for 10 years, including their World Series title in 2008. He was the GM from 2009 to 2015, taking the Phillies to the World Series in his first season.

Since then, Amaro has worked in the New York Mets front office, and as first base coach for the Boston Red Sox and Mets, the latter when current Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway was the Mets’ manager.

Amaro is the second confirmed candidate to have led an organization’s baseball operations department, joining former Miami Marlins president in charge of baseball operations Michael Hill.