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Mickey Callaway named Angels pitching coach

The Los Angeles Angels have reportedly picked Mickey Callaway as their new pitching coach

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Mickey Callaway, former major league pitcher, Cleveland Indians pitching coach and New York Mets manager, has been hired as the Anaheim Angels pitching coach, per multiple reports.

Callaway, who pitched for the Angels and Rays in the big leagues, as well as logging 33 innings in 2003-04 for the Rangers, joins manager Joe Maddon as well-regarded new additions to the coaching staff of the Angels. Callaway was a minor league pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians in 2010-12, then was the Indians’ major league pitching coach from 2013-17.

Callaway was considered one of the premier pitching coaches in the league when he was hired by the Mets to be their manager after 2017. Callaway caught a good deal of criticism during his tenure in New York, though it is hard to separate out the weakness of an individual in a position of authority there from the overall Mets dysfunction.