2013 PawSox Manager Gary DiSarcina has been named the third base coach of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to sources.
DiSarcina spent one year with the PawSox, guiding them to a division title and a second straight appearance in the Governors' Cup final. He had previously served as a manager in the Red Sox system with Low-A Lowell before three years in Anaheim's front office. His 12 major-league seasons all came with the Angels.
DiSarcina played a year under Mike Scioscia, in 2000, and is well-regarded by general manager Jerry Dipoto, who promoted him just before he took the job with the Red Sox last offseason. He joins hitting coach Don Baylor - another former Angel - as a new addition to the Angels' coaching staff, which saw bench coach Rob Picciolo and hitting coach Jim Eppard get dismissed after the 2013 season. DiSarcina replaces Dino Ebel who was named the Angels' Bench Coach.
The PawSox will be looking for their fifth manager since the start of the 2009 season. After Ron Johnson was promoted to the major-league staff, Torey Lovullo managed Pawtucket for a year before being hired by John Farrell in Toronto. Arnie Beyeler led the PawSox to playoff appearances in each of his two seasons before earning his own promotion to the big-league staff this year.