Perry Minasian
Los Angeles Angels
General Manager
Born: Chicago, Illinois
Teams
As scout

As assistant general manager

As general manager

Perry Minasian (born April 1980) is an American baseball executive. He is the general manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.[1] He previously served as a scout and assistant general manager in the Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves organizations, respectively.[2]

Early life

Minasian was raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex of Texas, where he became involved in baseball when he was eight years old as a batboy for the Texas Rangers. His father, Zack, also worked with the team as an assistant clubhouse manager. Minasian played baseball while attending Lamar High School in Arlington, and at the University of Texas at Arlington.[3]

Career

Minasian became a clubhouse attendant for the Rangers in 1996.[4] In 2003, he was hired as a scout for the Texas Rangers. He would later serve as a staff assistant to then-manager Buck Showalter.[5]

In 2009, Minasian was hired as a scout by the Toronto Blue Jays and spent several seasons as the team's director of pro scouting. In his final two seasons with the team, the Blue Jays reached the American League Championship Series.[6]

Minasian was hired as an assistant general manager by the Atlanta Braves in September 2017 under John Coppolella. He was then promoted to vice president of baseball operations under Alex Anthopoulos. Minasian had previously worked with Anthopoulos in Toronto.[7] The Braves won the National League East in each of Minasian's three seasons, reaching the National League Championship Series in 2020.

In November 2020, following the firing of Billy Eppler, Minasian was named the general manager of the Los Angeles Angels. He signed a four-year contract.[8]

Personal life

Minasian and his wife, Michelle, have four children[9]

Minasian has three brothers; Calvin, Zack, and Rudy. Calvin serves as a clubhouse coordinator for the Washington Nationals while Zack is pro scouting director for the San Francisco Giants.[10] Rudy practices law in Chicago.[11]

Minasian is of Armenian descent.[12]

References

  1. ^ Braves reworking front office, hire Andrew Tinnish, promote Perry Minasian
  2. ^ Fletcher, Jeff. "Source: Braves assistant GM Perry Minasian is 'front-runner' tto be named Angels GM". Orange County Register. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "From the Rangers' clubhouse to the Angels' front office, Perry Minasian's rise in baseball has been a family affair". November 13, 2020.
  4. ^ Bowman, Mark. "Braves add Fisher, Minasian to front office". Atlanta Braves. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Fletcher, Jeff (November 12, 2020). "Angels hire Perry Minasian as new general manager". Orange County Register. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  6. ^ "ANGELS HIRE BRAVES' PERRY MINASIAN AS NEW GENERAL MANAGER". Fox Sports. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  7. ^ Acquavella, Katherine. "Los Angeles Angels hire Perry Minasian as new general manager". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  8. ^ Oz, Mike. "Angels choose Braves' Perry Minasian as next GM". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  9. ^ "Angels Front Office Executives". Los Angeles Angels.
  10. ^ Gonzalez, Aiden (November 12, 2020). "Los Angeles Angels make Perry Minasian general manager". ESPN. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  11. ^ Bowman, Mark. "Minasian gives new meaning to 'baseball lifer'". Atlanta Braves. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Minasian to Talk on 'A Baseball Life' at St. James". Armenian Weekly. August 28, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2012.