Angels hire Joe Maddon to reported 3-year deal
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Joe Maddon is heading to Anaheim.

The Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with the 65-year-old to become their next manager Wednesday, according to a team announcement.

"I could not be more excited to come back home and manage this great organization," Maddon said after the hire was announced, according to's Rhett Bollinger. "I'd like to thank (owner) Arte Moreno, (general manager) Billy Eppler, and (team president) John Carpino for giving me the opportunity to add another chapter to my Angels career. I was lucky enough to be a part of the first Angels team to win a World Series title and I look forward to the opportunity to bring Angel fans their second championship."

The veteran skipper's deal is likely for three years, and he will earn between $12 million-$15 million, according to ESPN's Jesse Rogers.

"We are thrilled that Joe is coming back home and bringing an exciting brand of baseball to our fans," Eppler said in a statement. "Every stop he has made throughout his managerial career, he has built a culture that is focused on winning while also allowing his players to thrive. We believe Joe will be a great asset for our club and look forward to him leading the team to another World Series championship."

Maddon will be formally introduced in a press conference next week, according to USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale.

The Angels interviewed Maddon for their manager position last week and he was considered a favorite to land the gig. With seven other managerial openings in MLB, the Angels were reportedly Maddon's No. 1 choice.

Buck Showalter was the runner-up for the job, according to Nightengale.

Maddon parted ways with the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 29 after leading them to four postseason appearances and a World Series championship in 2016. He will replace Brad Ausmus, who was fired Sept. 30 after one season with the Angels.

Before managing the Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon spent 30 years in the Angels organization in multiple roles, including two stints as interim manager in 1996 and 1999.

He won a World Series ring with the franchise in 2002 as a bench coach under former manager Mike Scioscia.

With Mike Trout on the roster and a hefty payroll, the Angels have recorded four consecutive losing seasons and haven't appeared in the postseason since 2014, when they were swept by the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series.

Angels hire Joe Maddon to reported 3-year deal
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