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Angels hire Mike Hampton, Tim Bogar for minor league roles

November 09, 2012|By Mike DiGiovanna
  • The Angels named former All-Star pitcher Mike Hampton, pictured in 2008 with the Atlanta Braves, the team's pitching coach at double-A Arkansas.
The Angels named former All-Star pitcher Mike Hampton, pictured in 2008… (Tony Dejak / Associated…)

The Angels named Mike Hampton, a former All-Star who went 148-115 with a 4.06 earned run average in 16 big-league seasons, as their pitching coach at double-A Arkansas on Friday, one of a number of baseball operations hires and promotions.

Hampton, whose career was derailed by injuries after the left-hander signed an eight-year, $121-million contract with the Colorado Rockies in 2001, retired before the 2011 season.

Hampton will be working under new double-A Manager Tim Bogar, who was hired after spending the past four years in the Boston Red Sox organization, including 2012 as the major league bench coach.

Former Chicago Cubs middle infielder Bobby Scales was named director of player development, and former Arizona scout Michael Noboa was named coordinator of Latin American operations.

The Angels also officially announced the hiring of former major league first baseman Paul Sorrento as minor league hitting coordinator and the promotions of former big league reliever Jim Gott to minor league pitching coordinator and Mike Micucci to minor league field coordinator.

Intern Nate Horowitz was promoted to coordinator of scouting, intern Jonathan Strangio, was promoted to coordinator of baseball operations, and former Class-A Orem general manager Brett Crane was named minor league equipment manager.

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