Sorrento in 1988
|Los Angeles Angels - No. 87|
|First baseman / Hitting coach|
|Born: November 17, 1965|
|September 8, 1989, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1999, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Runs batted in||565|
|Career highlights and awards|
Paul Anthony Sorrento (born November 17, 1965) is the Los Angeles Angels assistant hitting coach. He is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1989 through 1999, Sorrento played for the Minnesota Twins (1989-1991), Cleveland Indians (1992-1995), Seattle Mariners (1996-1997) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-1999). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
Sorrento played high school baseball for St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts (1979-1983). Sorrento played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles under head coach Mike Martin. In 1985, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
In an 11-season career, Sorrento posted a .257 batting average with 166 home runs and 565 RBI in 1093 games played. In 11 playoff game appearances with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners, he had a .213 batting average with 1 home run and 2 RBIs in 47 at-bats.
Sorrento played in two World Series, one for the Twins in 1991 and one for the Indians, in 1995. On April 6, 1992, Sorrento recorded the first hit during the regular season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
On January 13, 2012, Sorrento was named hitting coach for Inland Empire 66ers of the California League; a Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. On November 9, 2012, he was named the minor league hitting coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. On November 3, 2015, Sorrento was hired as the Angels assistant hitting coach.