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Angels hire Josh Paul as their bench coach

Angels hire Josh Paul as their bench coach

The Angels on Tuesday hired former big league catcher Josh Paul to be their bench coach.

Paul most recently worked as the New York Yankees’ minor league catching coordinator, and previously held other roles in the organization as a scout and minor league manager. He at times reported to then-Yankee executive Billy Eppler, who is now the Angels’ general manager.

Paul, 42, played parts of nine seasons for four major league teams, never in a full-time role. He was the third-string catcher in Anaheim under current Angels manager Mike Scioscia in 2004 and 2005.

In his last appearance as an Angel, Paul was famously catching when A.J. Pierzynski took first base on a disputed...

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