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Omar Vizquel has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as a roving infield instructor.
The 45-year-old Vizquel played for Toronto as a reserve infielder last season, finishing up his 24-year major league career with 2,877 hits. The three-time All-Star won 11 Gold Gloves.
Vizquel is interested in eventually becoming a manager. He'll work with the Angels' major leaguers and prospects during spring training.
Vizquel and Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto played together with the 1994 Cleveland Indians, and Vizquel is a friend of Angels minor league hitting coordinator Paul Sorrento.
The Angels also signed infielder Bill Hall to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. Hall has played for six teams in 11 seasons, appearing in seven games with Baltimore last year.
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One of the greatest defensive shortstops in baseball history, a potential Hall of Famer with 24 years of big-league experience, will be in camp when the Angels begin spring training in two weeks.
As a coach.
The team has hired Omar Vizquel as its new roving infield instructor to succeed Dick Schofield, whose contract was not renewed after last season.
The Angels were in the final...
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The Angels have reached an agreement with Japanese reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi on a minor league deal that is expected to include an invitation to spring training.
Kobayashi, a 34-year-old right-hander, has a 26-36 career record and 3.65 earned run average in five seasons in Japan, in which he pitched for Chiba Lotte and Hanshin. He went 1-5 with a 3.00 ERA in 42 games for Hanshin...
By Jessica Grey - AngelsWin.com Feature Writer
Although I consider watching baseball a full time job my actual day job is writing stuff. Okay, not quite. My actual day job is running around after two preschoolers and a hyperactive puppy. My writing stuff job gets done at night.
This may come as a shock to you, but most baseball games happen at night. I like to say there...
The Angels have hired Bill Richardson, who spent the last five seasons in the Texas Rangers organization, to manage their short-season Class-A team at Orem, Utah, General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday.
Richardson, 52, will replace Tom Kotchman, who resigned in October after 29 years in the Angels organization, 23 of them managing short-season Class-A clubs in Idaho and Utah....
The Angels have agreed to terms with veteran utility player Bill Hall, 33, on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
The right-handed-hitting Hall, who can play third base, shortstop, second base and the outfield, will compete for a reserve spot with the Angels, who watched him work out Tuesday in Phoenix. But he is also open to playing at triple-A Salt Lake...
A major topic of pointless debate in the world of Angels fans is "who should bat second in the Angels lineup?"
Erick Aybar because speedy!
Alberto Callaspo because bat skills!
Howie Kendrick because MOAR FASTBALLZ!
Chris Iannetta because walks!
Josh Hamilton because I'm smarter than you!
Everyone has a good case for their guy, some of you more...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with another one of the many power bullpen arms collected in this year's draft.
Position: Relief Pitcher Highest Level: Rookie
Throws: Right Height: 6'2" Weight: 180 lbs.
Age: 21 Born: 5/5/91
2012 Season Stats
Rookie: 28.0 IP, 0-1, 4 SV, 5.46 ERA, 22 H, 15 BB, 4 HR, 31 SO, 1.23 GO/AO, 4.94 FIP...
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By Brian Waller - AngelsWin.com Columnist
It’s that time again folks, time for the World Baseball Classic (WBC). The global tournament always gets mixed reactions here in the states. I personally love the WBC. I always enjoyed watching Olympic baseball prior to its dissolution in 2008; players were not only playing to win for themselves or for their teammates, they were playing...
The Mets announced they have signed free-agent RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
If Hawkins makes the team, he will earn a base salary of $1 million with chance to earn more in incentives.
The 40-year old Hawkins spent last year with the Los Angeles Angels where he went 2-3 with a 3.49 ERA. In 42 innings pitched he posted a 4.9 strikeout rate...
The New York Mets signed reliever LaTroy Hawkins to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training, according to a USA Today report. Hawkins, 40, posted a 3.64 ERA in 42 innings for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. The Mets will become Hawkins' 10th organization should he make the roster.