After parting ways with Mike Butcher last month, the Angels announced today that they have named three-time All-Star Charles Nagy as their new pitching coach. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that he’s getting a two-year contract.
Nagy, who pitched 14 seasons in the majors, was the pitching coach with the Diamondbacks from 2011-2013. He served as a special assistant to player development with the Indians this past season. Nagy has some experience in the Angels’ organization going back to when he was a pitching coach with their Triple-A affiliate from 2006-2007.
The Angels finished eighth in the AL with a 3.86 ERA this past season and feature some promising young talent like Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, and Tyler Skaggs in a pitcher-friendly home stadium. Assuming Nagy gets along well with manager Mike Scioscia, it’s a pretty good situation to find yourself in.
Butcher, who was let go after nine seasons with the Angels, has appropriately taken Nagy’s former post in Arizona.