Angels’ Andrelton Simmons wins award as baseball’s best shortstop

first_imgCOACHES FINALIZEDThe Angels on Tuesday announced the composition of their 2020 coaching staff, news of which had been reported over the previous two weeks.Mickey Callaway, the former manager of the New York Mets and pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians, was hired as the pitching coach. John Mallee and Brian Butterfield, who both worked under new Angels manager Joe Maddon on the Chicago Cubs staff, were hired as assistant hitting coach and third base coach, respectively.Mike Gallego moved from third base coach to bench coach. Hitting coach Jeremy Reed, hitting instructor Paul Sorrento, first base coach Jesus Feliciano, catching instructor José Molina and bullpen coach Andrew Bailey are all returning in the same roles as they had last year.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img The Angels’ Andrelton Simmons won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at shortstop for the sixth time in the past seven years on Wednesday, picking up one award even though he was beaten for the more prestigious Gold Glove earlier this week.The Wilson award goes to one player at each position, rather than one from each league like the Gold Glove. It is based solely on objective statistics, while the Gold Gloves are mostly determined by a vote of managers and coaches.Injuries limited Simmons, 30, to 103 games this season, which is likely one of the reasons he lost to Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor for the Gold Glove.He has won the Wilson award every season except 2016. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone last_img

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