Francisco "Frankie" Matos is the new coach. He has been with the Angels for six seasons, and has worked his way up from A-ball.
Matos is a former player that had a sixteen year career in professional baseball, mostly in the minor leagues. He had a brief stint with the A's in 1994, and also played in the Mexican Baseball League and for several independent league teams before retiring in 2004. For a lifetime baseball man it is good to see him doing well as a coach.
Like a number of successful Dominican players, Matos has chosen to make his full time residence in the States, rather than return and live in his native Dominican. He lives in Huntsville, Alabama in the off-season.
Matos is from Sanot Domingo, Republica Dominicana.
|The new hitting coach of the Salt Lake Bees, Francisco "Frankie" Matos. |
Photo by Debora Robinson (Angels minor league head shots)