The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to make him their next manager, the team announced Wednesday. Maddon is expected to receive a three-year contract in the $12 million to $15 million range, a source told ESPN. He will be formally introduced by the team at a news conference next week.
Maddon, 65, is returning to the Angels organization — with whom he spent the first three decades of his career — after managing the Chicago Cubs for five seasons and leading the franchise to its first World Series title in 108 years in 2016.
The three-time Manager of the Year had been linked to the Angels job ever since the team fired Brad Ausmus on Sept. 30, a day after Maddon and the Cubs announced they were parting ways.
The Angels finished 72-90 during Ausmus’ only season as manager, and the franchise has made the playoffs just once in the last 10 seasons — getting swept by the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 ALDS.