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The Los Angeles Angels baseball team continues to move with the intention of forming a competitive coaching staff for the 2022 MLB season. Therefore, they have hired Mexican Benjamin Gil as a new coach. The information was indicated by the expelotero himself on his social media account.
Gil thanked the Angels for the opportunity to return to the majors, but this time as a member of a coaching staff, something he had already done in his country’s baseball in different ways.
“I am extremely excited to be going back home. Thank you to the @Angels organization for the opportunity to continue learn & grown in this game we all love. Committed to give everything I have to help this group of outstanding ball player reach the ultimate goal. 👊🏼⚾️” wrote the former player on his Twitter account.
Gil was with the Angels as an active player between 2000 and 2003, being part of the team that won the 2002 World Series.
On the other hand, as far as the leadership is concerned, the one born in Tijuana, Mexico, comes from serving as manager of the Tomateros de Culiacán in the Mexican Pacific League. He was also the manager of his country’s team for the 2020 Olympics.
Along with the Mexican, the Californian team of the American League, also hired Phil Nevin and Bill Haselman, for other coaching positions that had vacancies. However, the organization has not specified the roles that each character will fill.