Longtime A’s star Eric Chavez takes front office job with Angels

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Eric Chavez, who spent 13 of his 17 big-league seasons with the A’s, has now joined the AL West rival Angels as a special assistant to new general manager Billy Eppler.

Chavez retired following the 2014 season and took a job as a special assignment scout with the Yankees, where Eppler was the longtime assistant general manager before leaving for the Angels this month.

I’m sure Chavez working for the enemy is tough for a lot of A’s fans to picture given how beloved he was in Oakland, but he clearly wants to pursue a front office career and Eppler’s new-look Angels front office is a good opportunity for the 37-year-old former star third baseman.

Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.

In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”

“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.

Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.