Phil Nevin has agreed to be the new third base coach of the Texas Rangers. Phil will replace Dave Magadan, who resigned last week after serving as the team’s first-base coach since 2009.
The Anaheim Angels’ outfielder Phil Nevin #20 in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on July 14, 1998. The Athletics won 6-2 against the Angels. Otto Greule Jr. / Allsport / Otto Greule Jr. / Allsport / Otto Greule Jr. / Allsport
ANAHEIM, Calif. (CBSLA) — Phil Nevin is slated to join the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as their third base coach for the 2022 season.
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From 2018 to 2021, Nevin served in the same job with the New York Yankees. On October 14, he was fired from that position.
According to reports, the Angels have made progress in their search for a first base coach in Wayne Kirby, who now works for the San Diego Padres.
According to @TheAthletic, the Angels want to hire Phil Nevin as 3B coach and are in talks with Wayne Kirby about 1B. Nevin spent the previous four seasons with the New York Yankees. Kirby spent the previous two seasons with the Padres and the previous eight with the Orioles. @ByRobertMurray was the first to disclose LAA interest in Nevin.
November 28, 2021 — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken Rosenthal)
He played in the Major Leagues for 12 years, with a.270 batting average, 208 home runs, and 734 runs batted in during that time. During his career, Nevin played third base, first base, outfield, and catcher. When he was with the Padres in 2001, he was an All-Star.
In 1998, Nevin was a member of the Angels, one of the seven clubs for whom he played in the big leagues.
Nevin is a native of Fullerton, where he also played collegiate baseball, guiding Cal State Fullerton to two visits in the College World Series. Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball both honored him College Baseball Player of the Year during his stint with the Titans. He also received the College World Series Outstanding Player Award and the Golden Spikes Award, which is presented to the nation’s greatest amateur baseball player.
Nevin was drafted in the third round of the 1989 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he passed down the opportunity to play collegiate baseball.
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Nevin started teaching after his MLB career. In 2010, he was named as manager of the Eerie Seawolves, a Detroit Tigers AA affiliate. One year later, he was appointed as manager of the Toledo Mud Hens (AAA-Affiliate of the Tigers). In 2014, Nevin switched organizations, becoming the head coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ AAA affiliate, the Reno Aces.
In 2017, Nevin was hired as the San Francisco Giants’ third base coach, a position he would hold for just one year before being hired as the same position by the New York Yankees.
He’ll now work with Angels manager Joe Maddon, who is in his third season with the team. From 1994 through 2005, Maddon was a part of the Angels’ coaching staff, most notably in 1998 when Nevin was on the team’s roster.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Wayne Kirby laughs during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on May 4, 1997. The game ended in a 5-2 victory for the Dodgers.
Kirby, on the other hand, is the Padres’ first base coach at the moment. He has been in that role from the year 2020.
He played in the major leagues for eight years, hitting.252 with 14 home runs and 119 RBIs. Kirby was selected by the Dodgers in 1983, but he didn’t play for them until 1996, after a free agency trip with the Cleveland Indians in 1990.
He played two years in Los Angeles before retiring from the game in 1998.
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Kirby was the first base coach for the Baltimore Orioles from 2011 until 2019 before coming to San Diego.