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Angels name Charles Nagy as their new pitching coach

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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 21: Former Cleveland Indians player and Indians Hall of Fame inductee Charles Nagy during induction ceremonies prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on June 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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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 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.

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