An AL West staple reportedly will not manage beyond this season, and a former A's third baseman could be the man to replace him.
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia is set to step down at the end of the season, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday evening.
Former A's third baseman Eric Chavez, who the Angels hired as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler in 2015, is one of three possible candidates that could replace Scioscia, according to Rosenthal:
Three potential successors to Scioscia already work for the Angels — former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and former major league third baseman Eric Chavez, both of whom are special assistants to Eppler; and former major league catcher Josh Paul, who is in his first season as Scioscia’s bench coach. Paul has not managed above Class A. Chavez has never managed.
A lack of managerial experience wouldn't necessarily prevent Chavez from getting the job. Five of six managers that took managerial jobs over the offseason didn't have any at the big-league level, either.
Chavez spent 16 seasons in Oakland (1998-2010), and won six consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001-06.