Hansen, 45, was the Dodgers' hitting coach in 2012 and the
Hansen, the team's seventh on-field coach, will dress in uniform and be allowed on the bench for games; Eckstein will not.
Hansen, a graduate of Rowland Heights High and a teammate of Angels Manager
But he made his biggest mark coming off the bench, accumulating 139 pinch-hits, which ranks fourth on the all-time pinch-hit list, 15 home runs and 81 RBIs in 593 at-bats. One-third of his 1,793 at-bats came as a pinch-hitter.
Hansen retired after the 2005 season and spent three seasons (2008-10) as Arizona's minor league hitting coordinator. He took a job as the Dodgers' assistant hitting coach in 2011 before becoming the team's hitting coach in 2012.
Hansen had one year remaining on his contract with Seattle but was told he would not be retained in his major league position under new Manager Lloyd McClendon.