PHOENIX -- Former Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher will take over as pitching coach on Chip Hale's staff with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Butcher, 50, served as the Angels pitching coach for the past nine seasons. He also spent one season as pitching coach for Joe Maddon's staff at Tampa Bay and six seasons coaching in the Angels' minor-league system.
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Butcher, a resident of Chandler, played four seasons in the major leagues with the Angels (1992-95), going 11-4 with nine saves and a 4.47 ERA in 115 relief appearances. He was originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 1986 draft.
Butcher replaces Mike Harkey, who was dismissed at the end of the 2015 seasons after two seasons in the position.