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Dipoto Names DiSarcina DiAngels Field Coordinator

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A media release from the Angels Communications Office made the Halos Heaven inbox...

ANAHEIM, CA - The Angels today announced former All-Star shortstop Gary DiSarcina has agreed to a multi-year deal as the club's Field Coordinator. Today's announcement was made by club General Manager Jerry Dipoto.

DiSarcina, who turns 44 tomorrow (11/19), spent the 2011 campaign as a special assistant to the general manager. Prior to joining the Angels, he spent the previous four seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization. In 2010, he served as the infield coordinator after spending the previous three seasons as the manager of the single-A Lowell Spinners. With Lowell, he compiled a combined record of 125-99 (.558) leading the Spinners to back-to-back division titles in 2008 and 2009. He was originally hired by the Red Sox as a Baseball Operations consultant in November 2006.

A native of Billerica, MA, DiSarcina attended the University of Massachusetts and was selected by the Angels in the sixth round of the 1988 draft. He appeared in 1,086 games with the Halos from 1989-2000, tied for seventh most in club history, and 1,069 contests at shortstop to rank third in club annals. DiSarcina was named Angels Team MVP in 1998 and was a 1995 American League All-Star.

After retiring as an active player, he operated the DiSarcina Baseball Academy in Billerica and served as a NESN analyst for Red Sox games. He also served on the coaching staff for Team Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.