OPENING DAY AGE:47
BORN: Nov. 19, 1967 - Malden, Mass.
RESIDENCE: Plymouth, Mass.
In 2016, DiSarcina assumes the role of Angels first base coach following two seasons (2014-15) as the club's third base coach (originally appointed Nov. 5, 2013)... 2016 also marks his seventh season in a professional coaching role and 17th campaign with Halos (third as a coach)... Managed Boston's Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in 2013... PawSox went 80-63 (.559) to claim International League North division title and advanced to Championship Series before falling to Durham in four games...Named 2013 Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America... Served as Halos' field coordinator in 2012 following initial return to organization as Special Assistant to the General Manager in 2011... Tabbed as Boston's minor league infield coordinator in 2010... Managed Boston's Class A Lowell Spinners during 2007-09 campaigns, leading Spinners back-to-back division titles in 2008 and 2009 and setting a franchise mark with 45 wins during 2009 season... Returned to professional baseball in 2006 as a Baseball Operations consultant for the Red Sox... Also served on coaching staff for Team Italy in 2006 World Baseball Classic.
PLAYING CAREER & MISC
Spent entire 12-year playing career (1989-2000) with Angels... Initially drafted by Halos in 6th round of 1988 draft... The 1995 All-Star and 1998 Angels Team MVP amassed a .258 (966-for-3744) average with 186 doubles, 20 triples, 28 home runs, 355 RBIs and 444 runs scored in 1,086 games for club, tied for seventh-most in franchise history... 1,069 contests at shortstop rank third in club annals... Despite being limited to 99 games due to a torn ligament in his left thumb, enjoyed his finest season for Halos in 1995, batting .307 (111-for-362) with 61 runs scored, 28 doubles, six triples, five home runs and 41 RBIs... Named team MVP in 1998 following a season where he posted a .287 (158-for-551) clip with 73 runs scored, 39 doubles, three triples and 56 RBIs... The 39 doubles set a new franchise mark by a Halo shortstop (now ranks second in club history, O. Cabrera, 45 in 2006)... After retiring as a player, operated the DiSarcina Baseball Academy in Billerica, MA and served as a NESN analyst for Red Sox games... Full name is Gary Thomas DiSarcina.