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Angels Re-Welcome Marcel Lachemann to Front Office

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The Angels media man Erick Kay just emailed all the outlets (including us here) the news:

The Angels Tuesday announced the club's former manager Marcel Lachemann has been named as a Special Assistant to the General Manager. Additionally, Larry Corrigan and Tim Schmidt have been named major league special assignment scouts with the club.

These announcements were made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.

Lachemann, 70, returns to the Angels where he previously served as pitching coach (1984-92 & 1997-98) and manager (1994-96). A lifetime baseball man, Lachemann will enter his 45th season in professional baseball in 2012.

Since 2000, Marcel has been in the Colorado Rockies organization, including the last eight seasons as a Special Assistant to the GM. He was also the Rockies pitching coach from 2000-01. The Los Angeles native began his coaching career with Montreal (1973-75), and then worked as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Southern California, before joining the Angels in 1982.

Lachemann lettered at USC from 1960-62, helping the Trojans to the 1961 College World Series title. He pitched in parts of three seasons with Oakland (1969-71), going 7-4 with a 3.44 ERA in 70 appearances. Additionally, he has been with USA Baseball since 1999, serving as pitching coach on the 2006 & 2009 World Baseball Classic teams.

Corrigan, 61, began his professional career when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round of the 1972 draft. The Mendota, Illinois native played six seasons in both the Dodgers and the Twins minor league systems from 1972-78. Following his playing career, he had coaching stints at Iowa State University and Cal State Fullerton.

After a brief stint as a scout for the Oakland Athletics, Corrigan began a 20-year tenure with the Twins organization. Corrigan served in a variety of roles including West Coast Scouting Supervisor in 1987, Director of Scouting from 1992-93 (when the Twins selected Torii Hunter as their first round pick in the 1993 draft), Minor League field coordinator and Special Assistant to the General Manager. He has spent the last four seasons in the Pirates organization as Special Assistant to the General Manager.

Schmidt, 56, joins the Angels after serving with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a professional scout since 2007. Prior to his time with the D-Backs, he worked as a pro scout with the Seattle Mariners (2002-06) and as an international cross-checker, west coast cross-checker and area scout with the Florida Marlins (1992-2001). His first three years as a professional area scout came with the New York Yankees from 1989-91.

Schmidt graduated from Santa Clara University where he was a first baseman on the Broncos baseball team from 1975-78. In 1978, the Broncos won the West Coast Conference. Following his time at Santa Clara, he played overseas in the Dutch Hoofdklasse League (1981-83) and was an assistant coach at UC Riverside from 1984-88.