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Braves special assistant to join Ron Washington on Angels coaching staff.

Bo Porter with the Atlanta Braves.

The Angels are hiring Bo Porter as their first base coach, reports Britt Ghiroli of the Athletic. Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported this afternoon that the veteran coach was a candidate to join Ron Washington’s staff.

Porter, 51, played parts of three seasons in the majors around the turn of the century. He has spent the better part of the last two decades in coaching or administrative roles. Porter logged time on MLB staffs in Florida, Arizona and Washington before he was tabbed as manager of the Astros in September 2012. He was at the helm in Houston for just under two seasons.

At the time, the Astros were near the nadir of the rebuild that eventually produced the core of their success over the past eight years. Houston went 110-190 (36.7% win percentage) before Porter was fired. He’d go on to join the Braves as third base coach the following season.

Porter held that role until Atlanta hired Washington, a move that bumped Porter into the front office. He subsequently spent time in broadcasting and has consulted with MLB in coaching development.

Braves special assistant to join Ron Washington on Angels coaching staff |  Yardbarker

Porter now jumps back onto an MLB staff, where he’ll join the likes of Ryan Goins and Eric Young. Ghiroli reports that Porter had interviewed for the managerial job before the Halos tabbed Washington.

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