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Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto considering resigning, per report

Dipoto looks to be leaving the organization after reports surfaced about tension with manager Mike Scioscia.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (2:36 AM) - Dipoto is "definitely out" as the general manager, according to a report from Crasnick.

ORIGINAL (2:13 AM) - Angels' general manager Jerry Dipoto is considering resigning from his position, according to a report from Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. Gonzalez' report gels with reports from FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports about an organizational belief that Dipoto was leaving.

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick hears from a source that Dipoto may have gone to team owner Arte Moreno with ultimatum earlier in the day, and that it backfired on him. It is fair to speculate that the ultimatum involved the job status of manager Mike Scioscia, who Dipoto was rumored to have been feuding with.

Speculation increased about the Angels' situation late Tuesday night, when it was reported that Moreno had held closed-door meetings throughout the day and that Moreno was in the Angels' clubhouse after the team's win over the Yankees for more than 30 minutes. Rosenthal reported on Monday that tensions were increasing between Dipoto and Scioscia due to a difference in beliefs about how the players were being prepared for games, and Yahoo! Sports' Tim Brown reported today that there was a belief within the organization that the relationship between Dipoto and Scioscia was "irreparable". Players including Albert Pujols have been involved in the disagreement, which is not the first between the Halos' two main decision-makers.

At this point, it appears as though Dipoto is likely to leave the organization that he joined in 2011, likely due to the drama caused by the tension and media leaks. The team has not yet commented on the matter, and two team officials did not respond to request for comment as of late Tuesday night.

If Dipoto does leave the organization, there are a couple in-house candidates who may replace him. Assistant general manager Matt Klentak has been rumored as a future GM candidate in previous reports, and pro scouting director Hal Morris was a candidate for the Diamondbacks' opening last offseason.