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Angels make Picciolo bench coach, promote three others wire reports

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels have hired Rob Picciolo to be their bench coach, replacing new Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke.

The Angels also hired former All-Star shortstop Gary DiSarcina as special assistant to the general manager Wednesday.

Adam Nevala was hired as the Angels' new head athletic trainer, and Los Angeles also promoted Steve Soliz from bullpen catcher to bullpen coach, replacing him with Tom Gregorio.

The 57-year-old Picciolo will be manager Mike Scioscia's new right-hand man after spending the past four seasons as Los Angeles' roving infield coordinator. The former infielder for the Athletics, Brewers and Angels spent the previous 20 years in the San Diego Padres' organization, including 10 seasons as a bench coach.

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