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Ron Roenicke hired as Angels third base coach

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LOS ANGELES -- Ron Roenicke was hired on Wednesday as third base coach by the Angels, making him the second member of the Dodgers coaching staff to leave this offseason.

Roenicke was a late addition to the Dodgers' staff, hired as third base coach on Aug. 17 in a coaching staff shuffle, with Lorenzo Bundy moving from third base coach to the dugout and assistant hitting coach John Valentin no longer in uniform for games.

Roenicke spent 11 years on Mike Scioscia's coaching staff in Anaheim, serving as third base coach from 2000-05 then as bench coach from 2006-10. Roenicke managed the Brewers from 2011-2015, but was fired on May 4 after a 7-18 start in Milwaukee this season.

He was one of nine reported candidates to interview for the Dodgers vacant managerial job, a search that is now said to be down to Dave Roberts or Gabe Kapler for the position.

Davey Lopes is the other member of the Dodgers coaching staff to leave, hired as first base coach in Washington on Nov. 5. The contracts for the entire Dodgers coaching staff have expired, and many are in limbo, with the Dodgers waiting to choose a manager before finalizing their 2016 coaching staff.

Roenicke isn't the only former Angels coach who interviewed for the Dodgers' managerial job to return to Anaheim. Bud Black, who was pitching coach under Mike Scioscia from 2000-06 could join Roenicke soon, though not in uniform.