Angels add Nevin, Gil, Haselman as coaches

January 5th, 2022

The Angels announced Wednesday that they've added Phil Nevin, Benji Gil and Bill Haselman to their coaching staff for the 2022 season.

The team hasn't specified what roles each of the three will fill.

In November, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Angels were planning to hire Nevin as their third-base coach, but according to a new report from The Athletic on Wednesday, bench coach is also a possibility. Nevin was the Yankees' third-base coach from 2018-21 and the Giants' third-base coach in 2017.

Gil, who played four seasons for the Angels as a middle infielder from 2000-03 and was a part of the team's World Series championship run in 2002, was serving as the manager of the Tomateros de Culiacán in the Mexican Pacific Winter League. He was also Mexico's manager for the 2020 Olympics.

Haselman was serving as the bench coach of the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate. The former big league catcher was previously a bullpen coach and first-base coach for the Red Sox, and he also managed in the Angels' organization at Class A from 2012-13.

Per The Athletic's report Wednesday, Haselman is slated to serve as the Angels' catching instructor, with Gil's role yet to be determined, although first-base coach is one option.