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Mike Scioscia | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (57) / 11/27/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels will name Dave Hansen their new hitting coach.
Fletcher says the hire will likely be officially announced next week. It's a promotion for Hansen, who has served as the assistant hitting coach with the Halos for the last two seasons. Nov 2 - 9:39 PM

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The Angels have named Charles Nagy their pitching coach.

Nagy served as the Diamondbacks' pitching coach from 2011-13 before being fired. Interestingly, former Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher agreed to become the D'Backs pitching coach last week.
Nov 2 - 9:37 PM

Angels hired Billy Eppler as general manager.

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times broke the news on Sunday night and now Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Times reports that Eppler will officially be introduced on Monday afternoon in Anaheim. The 40-year-old takes over for Bill Stoneman, who had been serving as the Angels' interim general manager since Jerry Dipoto's resignation in early July. Eppler was an assistant under Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. He worked for the Rockies for five years before that.
Oct 5 - 10:44 AM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Mike Scioscia plans to manage the Angels in 2016 and will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract.

With all of the changes going in the the Angels front office, there had been speculation that Scioscia may opt-out of his contract and look elsewhere, but it appears as though he'll remain in the role he has fulfilled so admirably since 2000. In his 16 seasons with the Angels, he has a 1416-1176 career record and a World Series title (2002).
Oct 4 - 10:43 PM

According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Angels are expected to name Billy Eppler as their General Manager on Monday.

Eppler, who is currently the Assistant General Manager for the Yankees, first interviewed for the Angels opening back in 2011, where he was one of the finalists before Jerry DiPoto was hired. He has long been considered the favorite for the position, and it looks as though things will be made official with Monday's announcement.
Oct 4 - 8:21 PM

After the completion of Thursday's action, Fagraphs pegs the Angels' chances at the playoffs at 17 percent.

The Halos are clawing it out with the Twins and Astros for the final Wild Card slot. After Tuesday's action, they had a 57% shot of winning it, but things haven't gone so hot for them since then. On Wednesday, they lost 8-7 to the A's while the Astros mounted a dramatic comeback down three runs against the Mariners. The Angels then lost the first game of their final four-game set against the Rangers. And of course, the Twins further muddied the water by winning three of their last four. All of that over and done, the Angels and Twins are both one game back of the Astros for the final spot. It breaks down as follows: Heading into the final weekend, the Angels face the Rangers, the Astros face the Diamondbacks and the Twins play the Royals. If there is a three-way tie at the end of the weekend, it would result in a series of playoff games. Obviously, the Astros still maintain their lead and should be considered the favorite unless the Snakes spring an upset.
Oct 2 - 2:49 PM's Alden Gonzalez reports that "all signs continue to point" to the Angels hiring Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler as their GM.

Gonzalez thinks the Halos might simply be delaying an announcement until after the Yanks are eliminated from the postseason. Eppler is very well thought of and has interviewed for multiple GM posts in the past, so this would seem to be a good get for the Angels considering the less-than-inviting dynamic they have with owner Arte Moreno and manager Mike Scioscia at the helm.
Sep 28 - 8:02 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels are interested in Dodgers Vice President of Baseball Operations Josh Byrnes.

Rosenthal notes that the Angels interest would be either as their President of Baseball Operations or in a General Manager role. Byrnes previously worked as the GM of the Diamondbacks (2005-2010) and Padres (2011-2014) before joining the Dodgers front office prior to this season.
Sep 26 - 12:14 PM

Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has announced that he has resigned from his position.

Owner Arte Moreno and president John Carpino made a last-ditch effort to try and keep Dipoto around, but it didn't work. Dipoto's relationship with manager Mike Scioscia has become frayed enough to this point that it didn't make sense to stick around. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported previously that assistant general manager Matt Klentak is expected to be promoted to take Dipoto's vacated spot.
Jul 1 - 2:59 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Angels assistant general manager Matt Klentak is expected to be promoted to general manager.

That's assuming Jerry Dipoto leaves, which is expected even though FOX Sports' Jon Morosi has reported that owner Arte Moreno and president John Carpino are making a last-ditch effort to keep him. A resolution is expected later Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 12:33 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Angels owner Arte Moreno and president John Carpino are "still trying to broker a peace" between general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia.

Various earlier reports said the Dipoto was definitely leaving, but Morosi is hearing it's not a done deal yet. It's hard to imagine Dipoto and Scioscia repairing their fractured relationship at this point, but we'll see. The situation should be resolved later Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 11:45 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Jerry Dipoto is "definitely out" as the Angels general manager.

Crasnick says Dipoto went to owner Arte Moreno with an ultimatum, "and it backfired." FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that Dipoto "packed up his office and left today," but it's not clear whether he "acted out of emotion" or if he's resigning. Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia have long had a rocky relationship, and things reached a head after Rosenthal published an article earlier this week about the two's working relationship getting worse. We should hear something definitive on Dipoto later Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 8:19 AM

Mike Scioscia was ejected from Friday's game against the Athletics for arguing a close call at first base.

Johnny Giavotella appeared to beat out a close play at first base, but as the Angels were out of challenges, Scioscia was unable to challenge the play and attempted to argue to no avail.
Jun 13 - 12:15 AM

According to's Alden Gonzalez, the Angels picked up general manager Jerry DiPoto's option for 2015 around the All-Star break.

That's not exactly the grandest of gestures, given the Angels' performance this season. Perhaps that's why there was no announcement when it happened. The Angels may want to go a little further this winter and give DiPoto a new two- or three-year deal.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Angels have hired Don Baylor as hitting coach.

Baylor served as the Diamondbacks' hitting coach in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and was asked to return in 2014. But he apparently got a better offer from Anaheim. Arizona will now have to fill the role of pitching coach, first base coach and hitting coach this offseason.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 04:41:00 PM

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3Rafael Lopez
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1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Kaleb Cowart
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Matt Joyce
2Shane Victorino
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CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
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DH1C.J. Cron
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3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Nick Tropeano
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R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian
8Mike Morin
9Wesley Wright
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