The Los Angeles Angels named Ron Washington as their new manager and now he is in the process of filling out his coaching staff for the 2024 season.
Among the additions so far are Ryan Goins and Eric Young Sr., who will serve as the team’s new infield coach and third base coach, respectively. According to multiple reports, Chili Davis and Clint Hurdle are set to join Washington’s coaching staff as well.
The Angels have since filled another important position as they hired Barry Enright to be their new pitching coach, via Sam Blum of The Athletic:
The Angels announce they’ve hired Barry Enright as pitching coach. The former Angels pitcher was formerly a coach with the D-Backs under Brent Strom.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) November 21, 2023
Enright was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2007 MLB Draft and would go on to pitch in parts of four seasons from 2010-2013.
Enright spent the final two seasons of his career with the Angels, where he posted a 13.50 ERA and 2.25 WHIP in 12 innings across seven appearances (seven starts).
Enright announced his retirement as a player before the 2019 season and began his coaching career three years later with the Diamondbacks. The 37-year-old was named the team’s assistant pitching coach and Minor League pitching coordinator, and continued in those roles through the 2023 season.
Enright will now oversee an Angels pitching staff that took a step backwards this year after a promising 2022 season.
Angels tender contracts to 6 players
Ahead of the November 17 deadline, the Angels tendered contracts to all but one eligible player, including Griffin Canning, Luis Rengifo, Jose Quijada, Patrick Sandoval, José Suarez and Taylor Ward. The team opted to non-tender right-hander José Marte.