Angels retain manager Mike Scioscia, GM Jerry Dipoto, fire two other coaches

Wednesday October 9th, 2013

Angels manager Mike Scioscia's job is safe this season, according to the team's owner. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Angels manager Mike Scioscia will have at least one more season in the dugout. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Angels will bring back managerMike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto for next season, but will not retain bench coach Rob Picciolo and hitting coach Jim Eppard, the team announced Tuesday.

Scioscia is signed through 2018 and Dipoto will be entering the final year of his deal in 2014.

The Angels went 78-84 in 2013, finishing 18 games behind the Oakland Athletics in the American League West. Scioscia, a two-time American League Manager of the Year award winner, is 1233-1035 in 14 seasons with the team, winning 90 or more games six times and five division titles.  He also led his team to the 2002 World Series championship.

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