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Mickey Hatcher, recently fired by Angels, rejoins Dodgers

June 26, 2012|By Dylan Hernandez
  • Former Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher is back with the Dodgers.
Former Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher is back with the Dodgers. (Bruce Kluckhohn / Getty…)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mickey Hatcher, who was fired as the Angels hitting coach last month, has rejoined the Dodgers as a special assistant to General Manager Ned Colletti.

A member of the Dodgers’ 1988 World Series championship team, Hatcher will be involved in player development and assist the major league staff.

“It’s a great feeling being a Dodger again, it feels like I’ve come home,” Hatcher said in a statement released by the team. “This is where my roots were and where I was taught everything about the game and where I learned about professionalism. I’m excited about the opportunity to meet everyone in the organization and about the energy created by the new ownership. I couldn’t be happier right now.”

Hatcher, 57, was fired by the Angels on May 15. The Angels were 16-21 at the time.

Hatcher played for the Dodgers and Minnesota Twins over 12 seasons. He batted a combined .280.

In the 1988 World Series, Hatcher hit .368 with two home runs, five runs batted in and five runs scored.

Following his playing career, Hatcher coached and managed various teams in the Dodgers farm system. He served as a first base coach and hitting instructor on the major league club in 1998.

Hatcher was the Angels’ hitting coach from 2000-2012.

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