— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) November 26, 2018
Ebel has served as the third base and bench coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He spent 14 years on Mike Scioscia’s staff. An extensive resume arrives with him to Chavez Ravine.
However, Ebel does have a history in Dodger Blue. From 1988 to 2004 he was both player and coach for the Dodgers. After several years of action in the minor leagues – Ebel served as a rare player-coach in the Gulf Coast League for the Bakersfield affiliate in 1991.
Ebel has also had coaching stints for other Dodgers minor league affiliates like the San Antonio (Missions), San Bernadino, and Great Falls. His managerial experience dates back to 2005 when he managed the Salt Lake Bees in the Angels system.
While Ebel was the Angels third base coach in 2018 – he served as the bench coach in Anaheim from 2013 to 2017.
When you line up the resume of say, Ebel; with the resume of Chris Woodward, things look parallel. Moreover, Andrew Friedman said in the past week that the Dodgers would be making an announcement quickly in regards to the coaching staff. True to his word, that took place. It’s great that the Dodgers brought someone with Los Angeles roots who spent the last few years slapping hands with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols when they round the bases. I need to learn more about Ebel, but based on everything I have to go off of; this is a quality hire.