Found June 26, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Mickey Hatcher as a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti. Colletti announced the move Tuesday, saying Hatcher's experience and passion would benefit the team. Hatcher will help with player development and assist the major league staff. Hatcher was fired as hitting coach by the Los Angeles Angels last month after 13 seasons with the team. Hatcher played 12 years in the majors. He helped the Dodgers win the World Series in 1988, batting .368 with two homers, five RBIs and five runs scored in the five-game win over Oakland. He later coached and managed in the Dodgers minor league system and had a brief stint on the major league staff before joining former teammate Mike Scioscia with the Angels.

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