As was widely expected, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed Joe Maddon to a three-year contract to be field manager of the team.
Maddon has a history of 31 years with the Angels organization and served as bench coach for the team under Mike Scioscia.
“I could not be more excited to come back home and manage this great organization,” Maddon said. “I’d like to thank [team owner] Arte Moreno, [general manager] Billy Eppler and [team president] John Carpino for giving me the opportunity to add another chapter to my Angels career. I was lucky enough to be a part of the first Angels team to win a World Series title and I look forward to the opportunity to bring Angel fans their second championship.”
Maddon, 65, has managed the Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs, winning a total of four division titles and a World Series crown (2016 with the Cubs).
He will take over a team that finished 72-90 this year, the worst record for the Halos in 20 years.