The Los Angeles Angels finalized their coaching staff on Wednesday evening, naming former Mets manager Mickey Callaway their pitching coach.
Callaway's expected hiring was reported back in late October, but now the team has made the move official, as the 44-year-old joins Joe Maddon's staff.
Prior to his two seasons as the Mets manager, Callaway evolved into one of the most respected pitching coaches in all of baseball. With the Indians, Callaway oversaw the development of Corey Kluber, who won two Cy Young Awards while Callaway was with the team. In 2016, Kluber finished third in Cy Young voting, but the Indians pitching staff helped lead to the team to a World Series appearance against the Cubs.
Callaway's tenure as Mets manager ended after two seasons, during which he led the club to a 163-161 combined record. Callaway's Mets finished in fourth place in the NL East in 2018 and third place in 2019, though a slow start ultimately doomed a would-be playoff run in the second half.
While Callaway was manager, Jacob deGrom took home the NL Cy Young Award in 2018 and he is likely to take home the award again for his stellar 2019 campaign.
Callaway, of course, was replaced by Carlos Beltran, who was officially introduced as the 22nd manager in Mets history earlier this week.