Angels fire coach Mickey Hatcher

Updated: May 16, 2012, 1:17 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels, off to a disappointing start due in large part to a sputtering offense, fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher Tuesday night and promoted Jim Eppard from Triple-A Salt Lake to replace him.

Newly-acquired superstar Albert Pujols is off to the worst start of his career and the Angels rank 13th in the American League in runs, seventh in batting average (.250) and 12th in on-base percentage. The Angels have been shut out eight times this season, ...

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