Bill Haselman joins the organization of angels
The Los Angeles Dodgers have entered the offseason with several coaches and managers who were among the favorites to be hired by a new organization, but have yet to lose any.
Before that became the case, baseball operations president Andrew Friedman had expressed confidence that all of the coaching staff would return for the 2022 season. However, the same cannot be said of their coaches from minor league.
The Minnesota Twins hired former High-A Great Lakes Loons hitting coach David Popkins to be their new Major League hitting coach earlier this offseason.
Now the LA Angels are hiring former Oklahoma City Triple-A manager and bench coach Bill Haselman as their capture instructor, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic:
As previously reported, former Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin will be on staff, possibly as a third base or bench coach. Sources say he will be joined by Bill Haselman, who will serve as the capture instructor after serving last season as a bench coach for the Dodgers’ Triple-A branch in Oklahoma City, a team he led. from 2016 to 2018.
Prior to the 2016 season, Haselman was appointed manager of the OKC Dodgers after spending two seasons managing the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Loons. He led the Quakes to their first California League Championship in his only season leading them.
Haselman then served as the manager of the OKC throughout the 2018 season and led them to a North American Division title and a Pacific Coast League Championship Series appearance in his first season. .
After the 2018 campaign, Haselman assumed the role of management coordinator for the Dodgers Minor League system; his duties included serving as a mentor to coaches across the organization. Haselman joined the Oklahoma City staff as a bench coach in 2021.
Haselman’s experience in the Major League
While Haselman primarily made his mark with the Dodgers at the minor league level, he also has three years of Major League coaching experience with the Boston Red Sox, working as a first base coach for two. years and paddock trainer for a year.
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