Nagy joins Los Angeles Angels

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The Los Angeles Angels have confirmed that Charles Nagy will be filling the vacant pitching coach position.

Nagy will be replacing veteran Mike Butcher after new Angels new General Manager Billy Eppler did not renew Butcher's contract after nine seasons with the MLB outfit.

Butcher has since been hired by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In an interview with the Orange County Register, Eppler confirmed acquiring the services of Nagy.

"He just checked off a lot of boxes that we were looking for in a number of areas," Eppler said. "He's a guy that obviously was tested as a player at the major league level. Very good demeanour. 

"Very easygoing and relates to pitchers of all types and backgrounds. Very prepared and well thought out. As we discussed the candidates, he just emerged as the guy that we wanted to gravitate to."

Last year, Nagy was the special assistant in the player development department with the Cleveland Indians. The last time he was a pitching coach was for the Diamondbacks from 2011-2013, winning the National League West title.