Baseball Ops Director Klentak latest to run from Orioles sunken ship

November 24, 2011 | WNST Staff

Matt Klentak spent almost four years at the Director of Baseball Operations for the Orioles but that came to an end yesterday as he accepted a job as the new Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Angels.

Klentak, 31, agreed to a multi-year deal and joins new Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, who was believed to be the first choice of Orioles ownerships when the team went on a search for a new President of Baseball Operations last month, only to find that no one inside MLB wanted the Orioles’ top job.

Considered the best mind in the Orioles organization by many, Klentak served as a loyal assistant for Andy MacPhail since March 2008.

Klentak had experience with MLB Labor Relations department and also worked in baseball operations for the Colorado Rockies.

The Orioles, as is their custom, had no comment on Klentak’s abrupt departure.