Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced Wednesday that Bobby Mitchell will return for his second consecutive season as Bees manager in 2009. Also returning in 2009 are hitting coach Jim Eppard, pitching coach Erik Bennett and trainer Brian Reinker.
Mitchell begins his second season as manager of Salt Lake after leading the Bees to an 84-60 record and a Pacific North Division Championship in 2008. Also, in his first stint as a Triple-A manager last season, Mitchell guided the Bees to a minor league baseball record setting 23-2 start. In his first managerial stint, Mitchell led the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to a 132-148 record.