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Angels announce coaching changes

ANAHEIM, CA - General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Manager Mike Scioscia today announced bench coach Rob Picciolo and hitting coach Jim Eppard will not be retained for the 2014 season. 

Picciolo spent three full seasons as the club's bench coach (2011-13) with 2013 representing his eighth year in the Angels system. Prior to his time with the Halos, Picciolo spent 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres organization.

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Eppard completed his first full season as hitting coach after being hired May 15, 2012. The 2013 campaign marked his 11th overall season with the Angels organization.

A conference call is scheduled for 6:00 PM PT this evening with Dipoto and Scioscia…To participate, dial (877) 322-9654 and use the participant code 388474.

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