The Angels have hired Doug White as their new pitching coach, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). He’ll replace Charles Nagy in that role, who held the position for three seasons under the previous managerial regime.
It’s not surprising to hear that new Halos skipper Brad Ausmus will be adding at least a few new staff members. He recently landed the job after Mike Scioscia left following a long run in the dugout.
White just wrapped up his first season as the Astros bullpen coach after five seasons in other jobs in the Houston organization. He also spent a handful of campaigns working through the Cardinals system as a pitching guru, in addition to prior experience. Interestingly, MLB.com’s profile of White lists him as a Zhealth specialist, which is a movement training system that aims to retrain your nervous system through specific range of motion exercises that enhance your mobility.
For the Astros, this is the second member they’ve had filched from A.J. Hinch’s staff in as many days, following yesterday’s news that Astros’ assistant hitting coach Jeff Albert has returned to St. Louis to become the Cardinals’ hitting coach.