The Los Angeles Angels already have their manager for the 2024 campaign.
They hired longtime Atlanta Braves third base coach and former Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington for the role.
However, they still had a couple of coaching positions up for grabs.
A former MLB pitcher, Barry Enright, is reportedly joining the organization as a pitching coach.
“The Angels announce they’ve hired Barry Enright as pitching coach. The former Angels pitcher was formerly a coach with the D-Backs under Brent Strom,” Angels insider Sam Blum tweeted.
The Angels announce they’ve hired Barry Enright as pitching coach. The former Angels pitcher was formerly a coach with the D-Backs under Brent Strom.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) November 21, 2023
Strom is one of the most respected pitching coaches in baseball, and Enright worked alongside him in Arizona.
Before that, he pitched in MLB and also for the Great Britain national baseball team.
Enright retired in 2019 and started working as the pitching coach for the Hillsboro Hops, a minor-league affiliate of the D-Backs in the Northwest League.
On November 30, 2021, Enright was hired to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ major league staff to be the assistant pitching coach and minor league pitching coordinator.
Enright is a smart baseball man who could provide a fresh approach to pitching for a team in dire need like the Angels.
He will need time to build a rapport with pitchers and to start reverting the organizational reputation for having awful pitcher development skills.
All things considered, it’s a good hire for an Angels team that is facing a crucial offseason.
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