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The Los Angeles Angels are down to five finalists for their general manager vacancy, a role that could be filled as soon as next week, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.
The final five are: Justin Hollander, vice president and assistant GM in baseball operations for the Seattle Mariners; Jason McLeod, senior vice president and player personnel for the Chicago Cubs; Perry Minasian, senior vice president and assistant GM in baseball operations for the Atlanta Braves; Jared Porter and Amiel Sawdaye, both of whom have the title of senior vice president and assistant GM for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Athletic first reported the final candidates.
Sawdaye, part of three World Series championship teams with the Boston Red Sox, focuses more on amateur and international scouting, while Porter, who was previously part of ending an even longer championship drought with the Cubs, is said to have more experience with roster construction.
McLeod spent eight years as senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting with the Cubs before a promotion to his current role in September 2019. Prior to that, McLeod directed drafts for the Red Sox under current Cubs president of baseball operations Theo