Angels hire Charles Nagy as new pitching coach …

nagyThe Angels named Charles Nagy their new pitching coach on Monday, signing the former All-Star and longtime Indians linchpin to a two-year contract.

Nagy replaces Mike Butcher, who was dismissed after nine seasons as the Angels’ pitching coach nearly three weeks earlier. Butcher is now the D-backs’ pitching coach, a post Nagy held for three years until getting dismissed at the end of the 2013 season.

Nagy, 48, pitched in the big leagues from 1990 to 2003, spending 13 of those 14 years in Cleveland. He made the All-Star team three times, won 129 games and was an important piece to the dominant Indians teams of the 1990’s, pitching in the playoffs for five straight years and appearing in two World Series (both losses).

Nagy was a pitching coach for the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 2006-07 and with the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, in 2010. He was hired as the Major League pitching coach in Arizona for the following season, but was removed from then-manager Kirk Gibson’s staff on Oct. 8, 2013.

Nagy – a native of Bridgeport, Conn. – spent the 2015 season as a special assistant to player development with the Indians.

Alden

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