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Paul Sorrento #55

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Full Name:
Paul Sorrento
Uniform #:
55

COACHING CAREER

2017 represents sixth season with Angels and second as assistant hitti ng coach...Appointed to current positi on Nov. 3, 2015...In 2016, saw several Angels batt ers hit above their career averages including Kole Calhoun, Yunel Escobar and Mike Trout...Held the ti tle of Minor League Hitti ng Coordinator for the Club from 2013- 15...Assisted Dave Hansen with hitti ng coach duti es during the 2014 campaign while Don Baylor recovered from a broken thigh bone... Held fi rst professional coaching role in 2012 as hitti ng coach for Single-A Adv. Inland Empire.

PLAYING CAREER

Played 11 big league seasons with Minnesota (1989-91), Cleveland (1992-95), Seatt le (1996-97) and Tampa Bay (1998-99), compiling a .257 (876/3412) career average with 176 doubles, fi ve triples, 166 home runs and 565 RBI...Tallied three straight 20+ home run seasons from 1995-97, including a career-best 31 in 1997 with Seatt le...Played in the postseason three diff erent ti mes, including two trips to the World Series...Was a member of the 1991 World Series champion Minnesota Twins...Logged fi rst hit at Camden Yards April 6, 1992...Signed with Tampa Bay Devil Rays during their inaugural season in 1998...With his Opening Day start, became the fi rst designated hitt er in franchise history...Originally draft ed by Angels in fourth round of the 1986 First Year Player Draft ... Traded the following season to Twins along with two other players for Kevin Trudeau and Bert Blyleven.

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