Angels bring back Ron Roenicke as their third-base coach

Ron Roenicke/Photo courtesy of Associated Press



Ron Roenicke is returning to the Angels after five years away.

Roenicke, a 1974 graduate of Edgewood High School in West Covina, on Wednesday was hired as third-base coach, taking over for Gary DiSarcina. DiSarcina will move over to coach first while previous first-base coach Alfredo Griffin becomes infield coach.

The moves were announced by general manager Billy Eppler.

Roenicke previously was third-base coach (2000-05) and then bench coach (2006-10) for the Angels before accepting the managerial job with the Milwaukee Brewers. Roenicke led the Brewers to the NL Central Division title in his first season at the helm in 2011.

The Brewers went 83-79, 74-88 and 82-80 the next three seasons. Roenicke was then fired after Milwaukee started the 2015 season with a 7-18 record.

Roenicke caught on with the Dodgers, coaching third for them from Aug. 17 through the rest of the season.

The hiring of Roenicke, 59, reunites him with Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

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