Los Angeles Angels

Will Mike Scioscia step down this year?

MIKE SCIOSCIA may step down as Angels manager this fall, according to one report (Flickr/Keith Allison photo).

UPDATE: Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Sunday called reports that he was leaving the team as manager after this season “poppycock.” He added that he still enjoyed managing. Angels lost 4-3 to the Cleveland Indians. It was their fifth loss in six games.

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After 19 years at the helm of the Los Angeles Angels, is manager Mike Scioscia going to step down at the end of this season?

That’s the claim made Saturday by Ken Rosenthal, writing for The Athletic sports website. He cited several unnamed “major league sources” in making the claim.

Neither the Angels or Scioscia commented immediately on the article.

Scioscia, now 59, took over the Halos’ dugout in 2000 and the team won the World Series in 2002 as the Anaheim Angels. The team made the playoffs seven times, won six AL West titles and were one of the most consistent in baseball for a decade and a half.

He was named American League manager for the year in 2002 and 2009.

But the Angels’ last winning season was in 2015 (85-77) and this year has struggled to a 55-57 record after starting the season 13-3.

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