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Anaheim, Calif., April 7, 2022 - Former Angels Garrett Anderson and Tim Salmon throw the first pitch on Opening Day at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.  (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Former Angels Garrett Anderson and Tim Salmon, who started on the 2002 Championship team, score the first pitch on Angel Stadium’s opening day in April. (Wally Sculidge/Los Angeles Times)

Take a look at what some of the 2002 Angels are doing now in the latest report.

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Alfredo Amesaga, SS: Coach at the Team Sosa baseball training facility in Miami.

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Garrett Anderson, LF: Worked as an Angels Broadcast Analyst for Bally Sports West.

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Kevin Appier, RHP: Owns and operates a soybean farm in Paola, Kansas.

Clay Bellinger, 1B: Arizona firefighter. Father of Dodgers Cody Bellinger.

Mickey Callaway, RHP: On MLB’s ineligible list until the end of the 2022 season for violating MLB’s harassment policy while coaching the then-Cleveland Indians.

Dennis Cook, LHP: Currently a youth baseball coach in Texas.

Jeff DaVanone, OFF: Account Manager for Orange County.

Brendan Donnelly, RHP: Retired, lives in Arizona.

David Eckstein, SS: Helps his wife, actress Ashley Eckstein, run the Her Universe website.

Angels center fielder Darin Erstad catches the ball during the 2002 World Series.
Angels center fielder Darin Erstad catches the ball during the 2002 World Series. (Associated Press)

Darin Erstad, CF: Head coach of the Nebraska baseball team from 2011 to 2019. He is retired and lives in Nebraska.

Sal Fasano, C: catching coach for the Atlanta Braves.

Brad Fullmer, DH: “My most important job these days is being the father of my two kids.”

Benji Gil, 2B: Currently coaching fielders for the 2022 Angels.

Troy Glaus, 3B: Retired and coaches his son’s youth baseball team.

Alfredo Griffin, Coach: Left after 2018 season, coaching occasionally in the Dominican Republic.

Mickey Hatcher, Coach: Left after 2018 season, Dodgers PR.

Adam Kennedy, 2B: Realtor and youth baseball consultant/coach in Orange County.

John Lackey, RHP: Retired, avid golfer and chauffeur for three children.

Al Levin, RHP: Retired, lives in Belleville, Illinois.

Joe Maddon, Coach: Recently fired as Angels coach.

Bengi Molina, C: Part of the Spanish broadcast team for the St. Louis Cardinals.

José Molina, Center: Until October 15, 2021, was the minor league trap coordinator for the Angels.

Jose Nieves, IF: Minor league indoor field coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds.

Orlando Palmeiro, office: Works with the Florida Leadership Training Group.

Troy Percival, RHP: Stepped down as UC Riverside coach in 2020 to spend more time with his family and help his son achieve great things.

Lou Pote, RHP: Playmaker U baseball director in Canada.

Julio Ramirez, off.: Field coach for the Dominican League Chicago White Sox.

Francisco Rodriguez, RHP: Last played in 2019 for Monclova in the Mexican League.

Ron Renicke, Coach: Special assistant to the Dodgers general manager.

Tim Salmon, RF: Coaches a high school baseball team in Scottsdale, Arizona and works as a part-time analyst on Angels broadcasts for Bally Sports West.

Mike Shiosha, manager: Resigned as coach after the 2018 season. Led the 2020 Olympic baseball team.

Aaron Sele, RHP: Special Forces Scout for the Chicago Cubs.

Scott Spitzio, 1B: Owns a farm in Illinois and advises local youth.

Jarrod Washburn, LHP: Retired high school baseball coach and now owns a deer hunting sanctuary in Wisconsin.

Ben Weber, RHP: operates a chiropractic center in Alabama.

Matt Wise, RHP: Pitching Coach for the 2022 Angels.

Sean Wooten, DH: Owner and instructor at Hit Dawg Baseball Academy in Minnesota.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.


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