Former Indian Charlie Nagy named L.A. Angels' pitching coach
By Jessica Forrester
Former Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Charlie Nagy has been named the pitching coach of the Los Angeles Angels, per an announcement from general manager Billy Eppler and a tweet from the team Monday night:
A three-time All-Star, Nagy spent 13 of his 14 seasons with the Indians. He was one of several aces on the Tribe’s mid-1990s pitching staff, appearing in both the 1995 and 1997 World Series. The right-hander finished fourth in Cy Young Award voting in 1996, arguably one of his best, ending the season 17-5 with a 3.41 ERA.
Nagy agreed to a two-year contract with the Angels, who parted ways with Mike Butcher shortly after the season ended. Butcher had served as the Angels’ pitching coach for the previous nine seasons.
“[Nagy] just checked off a lot of boxes that we were looking for in a number of areas,” Angels GM Billy Eppler told the Orange County Register. “He’s a guy that obviously was tested as a player at the major league level. Very good demeanor. Very easygoing and relates to pitchers of all types and backgrounds. Very prepared and well thought out. As we discussed the candidates, he just emerged as the guy that we wanted to gravitate to.”
Nagy served as the Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitching coach from 2011-2013. He spent last season as a special assistant with the Indians, working in player development.
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