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Angels hire Tony La Russa as baseball operations special assistant

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The Angels have announced that the organization hired Tony La Russa as a special assistant in baseball operations.

La Russa, 75, had been the vice president and a special assistant to the president of baseball operations with the Red Sox for the past two years. From May 2014 to November 2017, La Russa was the chief baseball officer and, later, the chief baseball analyst with the Diamondbacks.

La Russa was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 2014 — along with Bobby Cox and Joe Torre — for his storied career as a manager. He won three championships: one with the Athletics in 1989 and two with the Caridnals in 2006 and 2011. He has the third-most wins all time by a manager (2,728) behind Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763).