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Omar Vizquel is infield instructor

Infielder Omar Vizquel, who retired this past season after a 24-year career, is the Los Angeles Angels' new roving infield instructor, MLB.com reported.

Vizquel was a three-time All-Star and 11-time Gold Glove winner after entering the league with Seattle in 1989. He also played with Cleveland, San Francisco, Texas and the Chicago White Sox before ending his career with Toronto. Vizquel played 2,709 games at shortstop, the most in major league history, and recorded 2,877 hits.

"It's a great presence that he brings," Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told MLB.com, "and it comes from his accomplishments -- a long career that we believe culminates in the Hall of Fame. We're thrilled to have him."

Vizquel previously expressed his desire to become a major league manager, and MLB.com reported he likely will work with former Angles infielder Bobby Knoop, who returned as a special assignment infield coach.

"Omar had the best timing, or internal clock, of any infielder I ever watched," Dipoto told MLB.com. "I don't know if he can pass on the internal clock, but he can pass on a lot of the little tips and nuances, and at the end of the day, we feel like he's the type of guy who can really go in and make a difference in a young player's career. And I'm excited to see where he goes with it."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.