Marcel Lachemann rejoins Angels as special assistant to GM


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Former Angels pitching coach and manager Marcel Lachemann will return to the organization as a special assistant to new General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Additionally, the hiring of Larry Corrigan and Tim Schmidt as major league special assignment scouts was officially announced Tuesday.

Lachemann, 70, served as the Angels’ pitching coach from 1984-92 and was the team’s manager from 1994-96. After resigning as manager in early August of a tumultuous 1996 season, Lachemann, who pitched at USC, returned to the team as pitching coach under Terry Collins in 1997-98.


He has spent 44 years in the game, the last 12 in the Colorado Rockies organization, where he was a pitching coach and a special assistant to the general manager. Lachemann was Dipoto’s last pitching coach with the Rockies in 2000, and his brother, Bill, has been a coach and instructor in the Angels’ farm system since 1985.


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