Paul Anthony Sorrento (born November 17, 1965) is the Los Angeles Angels assistant hitting coach. He is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1989 through 1999, Sorrento played for the Minnesota Twins (1989–91), Cleveland Indians (1992–95), Seattle Mariners (1996–97) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–99). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
Sorrento in 1988
|Los Angeles Angels – No. 55|
|First baseman / Hitting coach|
|Born: November 17, 1965|
|September 8, 1989, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1999, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Runs batted in||565|
|Career highlights and awards|
Sorrento played high school baseball for St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts (1979-1983). Sorrento played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles under head coach Mike Martin. Sorrento played in two World Series, one for the Twins in 1991 and one for the Indians, in 1995.
On January 13, 2012, Sorrento was named hitting coach for Inland Empire 66ers of the California League they are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. On November 9, 2012, he was named the minor league hitting coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. On November 3, 2015, Sorrento was hired as the Angels assistant hitting coach.
In an 11-season career, Sorrento posted a .257 batting average with 166 home runs and 565 RBI in 1093 games played. In 11 playoff game appearances with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners, he had a .213 batting average with 1 home run and 2 RBIs in 47 at-bats.
- DiGiovanna, Mike (November 9, 2012). "Angels hire Mike Hampton, Tim Bogar for minor league roles". Los Angeles Times.
- "Paul Sorrento Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors) Warning: Template:Baseballstats cube= parameter should be updated to a numeric value.
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