Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
The Los Angeles Angels are among the teams in the process of looking for a new manager after deciding not to pick up Phil Nevin’s contract option for the 2024 season.
The organization has been linked to several names so far, including Buck Showalter, Darin Erstad, Torii Hunter, Tim Salmon and Benji Gil, among others.
According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the Angels could also give consideration to a familiar face in Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel to become their new manager:
Angels coach Benji Gil is a likely candidate, and former Angels stars Torii Hunter, Darin Erstad and Tim Salmon, plus Dodgers coach Dino Ebel may be considered.
Prior to returning to the Dodgers organization as third base coach for the 2019 season, Ebel spent 14 years on former Angels manager Mike Scioscia’s coaching staff. Ebel worked as Angels third base coach for nine seasons (2006-2014, 2018) and also handled outfield coaching responsibilities at times.
Ebel began his coaching career in 1991, when he served as a player-coach with the Dodgers’ Single-A Bakersfield affiliate until 1994. He then held the same role with Single-A San Bernardino in 1995 before becoming a full-time coach the following year.
Ebel received his first managerial opportunity in 1997 with San Bernardino, and later became the skipper for Rookie level Great Falls in 1998, Single-A Yakima in 1999, once again for San Bernardino in 2000, Single-A Wilmington in 2001 and Double-A Jacksonville from 2002-2004.
Dino Ebel enjoyed being part of Team USA coaching staff
Before fulfilling his duties with the Dodgers this past season, Ebel was the third base coach for Team USA in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
“It’s exciting. When I was told they picked me as third base coach, I was excited,” Ebel told DodgerBlue.com at the time.
“It’s something I always wanted to do, represent our country and be with which I think is called the Dream Team of baseball.”
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