Molina rejoining Angels as minor league coordinator

Jose Molina will be part of the Halos' organization once again.

Kim Klement USA TODAY Sports

Catcher Jose Molina spent seven of his 15 years as an MLB player with the Los Angeles Angels, and the club announced recently that he's rejoining the organization as a catching coordinator. The longtime backstop finished his playing career after three seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014, the final three years of his career that began in 1999.'s Alden Gonzalez detailed Molina's new role, which will find him spending time working alongside catching prospects in the Halos' organization. As a player, Molina built a reputation for being an above-average defensive catcher, something that could help in his new position:

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Molina, who also won a championship with the Yankees in 2009, appeared in 947 Major League games, throwing out 37 percent of would-be basestealers -- second only to Ivan Rodriguez among those with at least 4,000 innings behind the plate since 1999 -- and committing just 39 errors.

The club has now hired two recent MLB players for positions in the organization, with six-time Gold Glove winner Eric Chavez having recently been named a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.