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Paul Sorrento #55

COACHING CAREER

2018 represents seventh season with Angels and third as assistant hitting coach...Appointed to current positi on Nov. 3, 2015...In 2017, saw Martin Maldonado improve batti ng average by over 20 points and Andrelton Simmons improve home run (14 HR/4 HR) and RBI (69 RBI/44 RBI) compared to 2016 marks...2016 saw several Angels batters hit above their career averages including Kole Calhoun, Yunel Escobar and Mike Trout...Held the title of Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the Club from 2013-15...Assisted Dave Hansen with hitting coach duties during the 2014 campaign while Don Baylor recovered from a broken thigh bone...Held first professional coaching role in 2012 as hitting coach for Single-A Adv.

PLAYING CAREER

Played 11 big league seasons with Minnesota (1989-91), Cleveland (1992-95), Seattle (1996-97) and Tampa Bay (1998-99), compiling a .257 (876/3412) career average with 176 doubles, five triples, 166 home runs and 565 RBI...Tallied three straight 20+ home run seasons from 1995-97, including a career-best 31 in 1997 with Seattle...Played in the postseason three different times, including two trips to the World Series...Was a member of the 1991 World Series champion Minnesota Twins...Logged first hit at Camden Yards April 6, 1992...Signed with Tampa Bay Devil Rays during their inaugural season in 1998...With his Opening Day start, became the first designated hitter in franchise history...Originally drafted by Angels in fourth round of the 1986 First Year Player Draft ... Traded the following season to Twins along with two other players for Kevin Trudeau and Bert Blyleven.