Mike Scioscia confirms he is returning to Angels next year

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Manager Mike Scioscia has one year remaining on his contract with the Angels, but as the Phillies showed with Pete Mackanin, that is no guarantee. Scioscia, though, confirmed he’s returning to the Angels next year and is comfortable doing so in the last year of his deal, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Angels just missed out on the second American League Wild Card slot, finishing the season with an 80-82 record. Scioscia has managed the Angels since 2000, leading his team to the playoffs in six of eight years between 2002-09. The Angels have missed the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons; they were swept out of the ALDS in 2014 by the Royals.

Many Angels fans have been growing frustrated with the Angels’ lack of playoff success despite having the world’s best baseball player in Mike Trout. So there was some thought that the Angels might shake things up and move on from Scioscia.