Barry Enright Returns to The Angels as Pitching Coach after Ten Years

The Los Angeles Angels have appointed Barry Enright as their pitching coach, as announced by Manager Ron Washington. Enright, 37, has been coaching for just five years, previously serving as a pitching coach in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ system from 2019-21, and later as their assistant major league pitching coach and minor league pitching coordinator.

Enright, a native of Northern California and former player at Pepperdine, pitched in the majors for the Diamondbacks and the Angels from 2010-2013, before continuing his career in the minors and in Mexico until 2018. Enright now assumes control of an Angels pitching staff that ranked 23rd in the majors with a 4.64 ERA and 26th with a 1.42 WHIP last season. The team has struggled with its pitching, finishing in the top 10 in ERA only once in the past nine years, which included eight consecutive losing seasons.

Laker, on the other hand, is a Los Angeles-area native and former minor league hitting coordinator for the Dodgers. He also served as the Mariners’ hitting coach and played as a catcher for five teams during his 11 major league seasons.

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