SEATTLE - AUGUST 30: Manager Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim argues with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after Brendan Ryan of the Seattle Mariners was ruled to be hit by a pitch at Safeco Field on August 30, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
"Regardless of what happens the next 11 games, Mike Scioscia will 100 percent return," Angels owner Arte Moreno said...
"I have told him. He wants to come back, I want him to come back. He's been the manager of the Angels for 13 years. He will be the manager of the Angels for a 14th year. Period."
Moreno's straightforward comments come following a Friday article from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that speculated Mike Scioscia and new general manager Jerry Dipoto did not get along, and that a managerial change could be in the works. Bob Nightengale of USA Today took the rumor a step further, stating that Scioscia would be the "scapegoat" for the 2013 season.
Moreno also iterated that first-year general manager Jerry Dipoto would return to the club as well.