The Angels will retain bench coach Ray Montgomery in his present function subsequent season, in accordance with Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Montgomery had reportedly been among the many candidates to interchange Phil Nevin as supervisor earlier than the job finally went to Ron Washington.
Montgomery, 54, was an outfielder who performed for the Astros in components of three seasons, from 1996 to 1998. After retiring as a participant in 2001, Montgomery joined the Brewers as an space scout in 2002, spending 5 seasons within the function earlier than transferring up the organizational ladder to grow to be the membership’s Midwest supervisor and, finally, assistant scouting director. All instructed, Montgomery spent 9 seasons in Milwaukee’s scouting division earlier than departing to grow to be director of beginner scouting with the Diamondbacks in 2011. After 4 years in Arizona, Montgomery returned to the Brewers as a vp and particular assistant, a job he would maintain for six seasons.
Montgomery joined the Angels in 2021, although he initially joined the group in a entrance workplace function with the title director of participant personnel. He made his transfer to the dugout previous to the 2022 season, changing Mike Gallego as bench coach to Joe Maddon for the primary teaching gig of his prolonged profession in baseball. Washington would be the third supervisor underneath whom Montgomery serves within the Anaheim dugout, having remained in his function as bench coach after Maddon was fired and changed with Nevin, who on the time was the membership’s third base coach.
Retaining Montgomery presents the Angels some stage of continuity heading into the 2024 marketing campaign. The membership’s teaching workers has undergone loads of turnover since Washington took the helm, with first base coach Bo Porter, hitting coach Johnny Washington, and pitching coach Barry Enright among the many membership’s many teaching additions this offseason.