The Los Angeles Dodgers named former Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher special assistant to the general manager on Tuesday.

Hatcher was fired by the Angels earlier this season after the club got off to an underwhelming offensive start. He had served as hitting coach since 2000 and held the position when the team won its only World Series title in 2002.

As a player, Hatcher helped the Dodgers defeat the Oakland Athletics in the 1988 World Series, batting .368 with two homers in five games. During his 12- year career, the infielder/outfielder hit .280 in 1,130 contests with the Dodgers and Twins.

Prior to joining the Angels' staff, Hatcher coached and managed in the Dodgers' farm system for several seasons and had a brief stint with the parent club as first base coach/hitting instructor in 1998.