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LA Angels Hire Omar Vizquel As Infield Instructor

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Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera with former Indian and current Blue Jay Omar Vizquel / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera with former Indian and current Blue Jay Omar Vizquel / (Photo by Daryl Ruiter CBS Cleveland)

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ANAHEIM (AP) — Omar Vizquel has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as a roving infield instructor.

The 45-year-old Vizquel played for Toronto as a reserve infielder last season, finishing up his 24-year major league career with 2,877 hits. The three-time All-Star won 11 Gold Gloves.

Vizquel is interested in eventually becoming a manager. He’ll work with the Angels’ major leaguers and prospects during spring training.

Vizquel and Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto played together with the 1994 Cleveland Indians, and Vizquel is a friend of Angels minor league hitting coordinator Paul Sorrento.

The Angels also signed infielder Bill Hall to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. Hall has played for six teams in 11 seasons, appearing in seven games with Baltimore last year.

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