Might longtime MLB player Eric Chavez be in line to replace Mike Scioscia as the Los Angeles Angels’ manager? A move made by the organization suggests that he’s a candidate.
With reports swirling Scioscia will step down at season’s end, the Halos made a pretty significant move on Sunday. It was that Keith Johnson, manager of the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, will join the Angels’ coaching staff. Chavez will assume Johnson’s role for the remainder of the season.
Call up! Bees Manager Keith Johnson will be joining the @Angels Major League coaching staff. Effective today, Angels Special Assistant Eric Chavez will assume managerial responsibilities for the Bees through the conclusion of the 2018 season. pic.twitter.com/9ECtBnJGCE
— Salt Lake Bees (@SaltLakeBees) August 5, 2018
That said, if Scioscia does step down and things go well in Salt Lake City, Chavez would certainly be a sensible replacement.
Chavez played from 1998-2014. He was with the Oakland Athletics through the 2010 season before moving on to the New York Yankees (2011-2012) and finishing with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2013-2014).
He worked as a special assistant to the New York front office, including Billy Eppler, in 2015 before moving to the Angels when Eppler was hired as the GM.