Returns as bullpen catcher for sixth season in 2016... Appointment follows four seasons as Angels roving catching coordinator…Filled in as bullpen catcher in 2010 for Steve Soliz, who took over bullpen coach duties from Orlando Mercado while he recovered from a broken arm.
PLAYING CAREER & MISC
Spent 10 seasons (1999-2005) as catcher in Angels farm system before being traded to Oakland, June 30, 2005 (for cash considerations)… Played final minor league season (2006) in Texas organization… Compiled .242 (382-for-1579) batting average with 175 runs scored, 81 doubles, four triples, 29 home runs and 207 RBIs in 464 career minor league games…Played 12 games for Angels in 2003 as a Sept. call-up and made Major League debut Sept. 5 vs. Kansas City (no plate appearance)… Made first Major League start in second game of doubleheader, Sept. 6 vs. Kansas City, collecting first hit (single) in first at-bat… His two-run single Sept. 24th vs. Seattle proved to be game-winner and marked first two RBIs of Major League career… Drafted by Angels in 27th round of 1999 First-Year Player Draft and signed, June 5, 1999… Played for Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic… Born in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Tottenville High School (Staten Island, NY) in 1995... Attended Troy State (AL) University (1996-99)... Wife Nicole gave birth to son, Christian Thomas Gregorio, on Nov. 5, 2011... Full name is Thomas Andrew Gregorio.