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Angels announce 2019 coaching staff

The Los Angeles Angels today announced their Major League coaching staff for the 2019 season. The staff will consist of: Manager Brad Ausmus, Bench Coach Josh Paul, Hitting Coach Jeremy Reed, Pitching Coach Doug White, Outfield/First Base Coach Jesús Feliciano, Infield/Third Base Coach Mike Gallego, Assistant Hitting Coach Shawn Wooten, Hitting Instructor Paul Sorrento, Catching Coach José Molina and Bullpen Coach Andrew Bailey. The announcement was made by General Manager Billy Eppler. Per club policy, no terms of contracts will be released. 

Paul, 43, will enter his second season as Bench Coach on the Angels Major League staff. He returned to the organization last season after previously playing for the Halos for two campaigns (2004-05) as a catcher. Prior to joining the Angels staff, he spent nine seasons with the New York Yankees organization as a Catching Coordinator (2015-17), professional scout (2011-14) and minor league manager (2009-10) with Staten Island (Single-A).

The Los Angeles Angels today announced their Major League coaching staff for the 2019 season. The staff will consist of: Manager Brad Ausmus, Bench Coach Josh Paul, Hitting Coach Jeremy Reed, Pitching Coach Doug White, Outfield/First Base Coach Jesús Feliciano, Infield/Third Base Coach Mike Gallego, Assistant Hitting Coach Shawn Wooten, Hitting Instructor Paul Sorrento, Catching Coach José Molina and Bullpen Coach Andrew Bailey. The announcement was made by General Manager Billy Eppler. Per club policy, no terms of contracts will be released. 

Paul, 43, will enter his second season as Bench Coach on the Angels Major League staff. He returned to the organization last season after previously playing for the Halos for two campaigns (2004-05) as a catcher. Prior to joining the Angels staff, he spent nine seasons with the New York Yankees organization as a Catching Coordinator (2015-17), professional scout (2011-14) and minor league manager (2009-10) with Staten Island (Single-A).

Reed, 37, takes over as the Angels Major League Hitting Coach after serving as a Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the previous five seasons with the Angels (2017-18) and Brewers (2014-16). He is a native of San Dimas, CA and attended Bonita HS (La Verne, CA) and Long Beach State University before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft. He played eight seasons in the Majors with the Mariners (2004-08), Mets (2009), Blue Jays (2010) and Brewers (2011). 

White, 40, joins the Angels staff as Pitching Coach after working in the Houston Astros organization for the last six seasons. He was the Astros Bullpen Coach in 2018, which followed two seasons as a Minor League Pitching Coordinator. White was a roving pitching instructor in 2014-15 and was the Pitching Coach for Class A Tri-City in 2013. Before joining the Astros, he spent five seasons as a minor league pitching coach in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The Woodland Hills, CA native is the founder of "Passion for Pitching", an instructional program based in Southern California and is a certified Zhealth specialist focused on enhancing movement patterns in athletes.

Feliciano, 39, joins the Angels organization following five seasons in the Cubs organization. The former Major Leaguer spent the 2018 campaign as hitting coach for Double-A Tennessee following two seasons as Single-A Eugene's manager. In 2016, his Emeralds captured the Northwest League title, the Club's first since 1975, and saw Feliciano earn Northwest League Manager of the Year honors. The Emeralds would go on to finish second the following year. In 2015, the Puerto Rican native served as Single-A South Bend's hitting coach and Single-A Boise's hitting coach in 2014. Feliciano played 15 seasons of professional baseball, reaching the Majors in 2010 with the Mets.

Gallego, 58, will begin his fourth season in the Angels organization and first as Third Base Coach after spending the last three years as the Director, Baseball Development. He has 11 seasons of previous experience as a Major League Third Base Coach with the Colorado Rockies (2005-08) and Oakland Athletics (2009-15). He also served as Colorado's Infield Coach and helped lead the Club to a National League record .989 fielding percentage and the N.L. Championship in 2007. A native of Whittier, CA, Gallego attended St. Paul HS (Santa Fe Springs, CA) and UCLA and played 13 Major League seasons with the A's (1985-91, '95), Yankees (1992-94) and Cardinals (1996-97).

Wooten, 46, enters his first season as Assistant Hitting Coach after working as the Angels Minor League Assistant Hitting Coordinator in 2018. He previously served as a minor league hitting coach in the Dodgers system from 2014-17 and as a minor league hitting coach and manager in the Padres organization from 2010-13. A native of Glendora, CA, he attended South Hills HS (West Covina, CA) and Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA). Wooten played six Major League seasons with the Angels (2000-03), Phillies (2004) and Red Sox (2005). In the 2002 postseason, he batted .474 (9/19) with five runs scored, one home run and three RBI to help the Angels to their first World Series Championship. 

Sorrento, 52, returns for his fourth season on the Major League coaching staff. He was the Angels Assistant Hitting Coach from 2016-18, the Minor League Hitting Coordinator from 2013-15 and the Hitting Coach for Adv.-A Inland Empire in 2012. The Somerville, MA native played 11 big league seasons with Minnesota (1989-91), Cleveland (1992-95), Seattle (1996-97) and Tampa Bay (1998-99). 

Molina, 43, joins the Angels Major League coaching staff as Catching Coach after spending the last three years at the Minor League Catching Coordinator. He played 15 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Cubs (1999), Angels (2001-07), Yankees (2007-09), Blue Jays (2010-11) and Rays (2012-14) and won World Series Championships with the Angels in 2002 and Yankees in 2009. His 25 career pickoffs as a catcher remain tied for 10th most all-time with Thurman Munson. 

Bailey, 34, will enter his first season as Bullpen Coach for the Angels. Last season, he served as a coaching assistant and video replay coordinator for the Angels after announcing his retirement as a player in February. The two-time American League All-Star and 2009 A.L. Rookie of the Year Award winner played eight Major League seasons with the Athletics (2009-11), Red Sox (2012-13), Yankees (2015), Phillies (2016) and Angels (2016-17). He is one of three players in Major League history to record 24-or-more saves in each of his first three MLB seasons.

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