Ron Roenicke

Angels move Alfredo Griffin back to first-base coach role

Angels move Alfredo Griffin back to first-base coach role

The Angels will replace Gary DiSarcina as their first-base coach by moving Alfredo Griffin back to the role he held for 16 seasons, a team spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

DiSarcina, a longtime club shortstop, departed to become Boston’s bench coach in November.

Griffin, himself a former shortstop, is the only man to work on Manager Mike Scioscia’s staff throughout his 17-year tenure. He was hired as the first-base coach for the 2000 season and held that role without interruption until he became the infield coach last season.

The other members of Scioscia’s 2016 staff returning for 2017: bench coach Dino Ebel, pitching coach Charles Nagy, hitting coaches Dave...

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