San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers named former
Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher special assistant to the general manager
Hatcher was fired by the Angels earlier this season after the club got off to
an underwhelming offensive start. He had served as hitting coach since 2000
and held the position when the team won its only World Series title in 2002.
As a player, Hatcher helped the Dodgers defeat the Oakland Athletics in the
1988 World Series, batting .368 with two homers in five games. During his 12-
year career, the infielder/outfielder hit .280 in 1,130 contests with the
Dodgers and Twins.
Prior to joining the Angels' staff, Hatcher coached and managed in the
Dodgers' farm system for several seasons and had a brief stint with the parent
club as first base coach/hitting instructor in 1998.
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