MLB Rumors: Angels Manager Mike Scioscia To Step Down After This Season

Ruben Hill
August 5, 2018

Mike Scioscia will step down as Los Angeles Angels manager following the 2018 season, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday night.

Scioscia, 59, is nearing the end of his 10-year, $50 million contract.

The Upper Darby, Pennsylvania native managed his first game for the Halos in April 2000 and since then has accrued a 1,625-1,403 record in 3,028 games (.537). "I am focused on this year and will talk to Arte [Moreno, Angels owner], John [Carpino, Angels president] and Billy [Eppler, Angels general manager] after the season". Others include Angels special assistant Eric Chavez, a former major league third baseman, and bench coach Josh Paul. There's no word yet if he plans on seeking another role within the Angels' organization or a managerial role with a different team, or if he simply intends to enter a well-deserved retirement.

Scioscia's run with Angels likely will be viewed as a success - he led the franchise to a World Series championship in 2002, after all. The veteran skipper hasn't seen a winning season since 2015 nor a playoff run since 2014, and the current roster isn't exactly positioned for a postseason run as they sit 15.5 games back of the division-leading Astros.

They finished 80-82 last season, and now are 55-57, good for fourth place in the American League West.

Both Scioscia and Eppler declined to comment when asked by The Athletic.

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