The Los Angeles Angels have hired former New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway to be their new pitching coach.
The most recent New York Mets manager has found a new gig in the big leagues.
According to Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group, the Los Angeles Angels have hired Mickey Callaway to be their new pitching coach. This comes after the Mets decided to part ways with Callaway at the beginning of this month.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) October 26, 2019
Callaway was a right-handed pitcher for the then-Anaheim Angels from 2002-03. He has a World Series ring with them after they won the Fall Classic over the San Francisco Giants in 2002. He now returns to the Angels in the same role he was in with the Cleveland Indians from 2013-17.
The Angels also hired a new manager this offseason in Joe Maddon, who was previously fired by the Chicago Cubs. Maddon and Callaway will be part of a staff looking to improve an organization that went 72-90 this past season and finished fourth in the American League West division.
Callaway’s tenure with the Mets is the only major-league managerial role he’s been in thus far. The organization hired him prior to the 2018 season before they had hired current general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
The Mets failed to make the postseason in either of the two seasons with Callaway as their manager. Overall, the team went 163-161 during his tenure.
The Mets have been searching for a new manager since firing Callaway, however, they haven’t completed the process just yet.