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Angels hire Josh Paul as bench coach

By in Press Enterprise on November 21, 2017

By Jeff Fletcher

Josh Paul, who spent part of his big league career playing for the Angels under Mike Scioscia, has been hired as the Angels new bench coach.

Earlier this month the Angels moved bench coach Dino Ebel to third base coach, replacing Ron Roenicke. Roenicke left to become the Boston Red Sox bench coach.

Paul, 42, has most recently worked in the New York Yankees organization in player development. He managed two years at Class-A and has also been the organizational catching instructor, a role in which he helped develop Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez.

Paul played for the Angels in 2004-05. He is best remembered for being the catcher when A.J. Pierzynski reached first on a controversial dropped third strike in the 2005 American League Championship Series. The play was critical in the Angels losing the game on their way to losing the series to the Chicago White Sox.

Paul played 797 games in the majors over nine seasons.

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