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AL West Notes: Scioscia’s job security, Gomez joins Rangers

The latest from around the American League West.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels are not expected to replace Manager Mike Scioscia this off-season, according to Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times.

Scioscia’s team has posted its lowest winning percentage in his 17 seasons as Los Angeles’ manager. However, the Angels recorded 98 wins two seasons ago and ended the 2015 season with a winning record.

Los Angeles has been plagued by numerous injuries, and while the club’s lineup features one of the game’s top offensive threats in Mike Trout, the organization doesn’t have much minor league depth to depend on.

The Angels’ starting pitchers have posted a 5.04 ERA, which ranks 13th in the American League. The club will be pressed to add pitching in a market that lacks many big-name arms.

More from around the American League West:

  • With Shin-Soo Choo expected to be out for the remainder of the regular season, the Rangers are turning to Carlos Gomez for some offense in the outfield.

  • Something is going on with Nick Vincent, who has seen his ERA rise rapidly with the Mariners since the end of May.

  • Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve have routinely turned tough double plays, which has helped the Astros remain competitive this season.

  • Oakland promoted Matt Chapman earlier this week.

  • Hal Morris is leaving the Angels, who could be forced to make several changes in their scouting department.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Rangers 73-51 —GB

Mariners 65-56 6.5 GB

Astros 62-60 10.0 GB

Athletics 53-70 19.5 GB

Angels 51-71 21.0 GB