SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tony La Russa is leaving the Red Sox to become a special assistant in the Angels organization.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler first announced the news on Tuesday to reporters at the GM meetings.

La Russa, 75, has been an adviser to the Red Sox for two seasons, serving as one of the top lieutenants to former president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski before Dombrowski was fired in September. La Russa stayed with the Sox until the end of the regular season before departing to work with Eppler and new Angels manager Joe Maddon.

La Russa and former senior VP Frank Wren were considered Dombrowski’s most trusted assistants in Boston’s front office. Wren was dismissed shortly after Dombrowski’s firing.

The Angels will be La Russa’s third organization as a front office executive. The Hall of Fame manager spent 2014 to 2017 with the Diamondbacks.