The Los Angeles Angels, shortly removed from firing Brad Ausmus as their manager, have let go of Doug White as their pitching coach, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
White, like Ausmus, was in his first year as an on-field coach for the Angels and oversaw a pitching staff that generally underperformed, particularly in the starting rotation. Angels starters posted a 5.64 ERA, worse than any rotation except for a Colorado Rockies group that pitches half its games in the thin air of Coors Field.
The Angels’ two offseason additions, Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill, combined to allow 115 earned runs in 162 innings. And Tyler Skaggs, the 27-year-old left-hander who was among the team’s most productive starting pitchers, died midsummer with opioids found in his system.
Prior to joining the Angels, White spent six years in the Houston Astros organization, the last two as their major league bullpen coach.