The second-longest-tenured head coach or manager in American professional sports will be back next year.
Mike Scioscia said Monday that he would return in 2018 for his 19th season as Angels manager, his first as a lame duck since 2001. His 10-year, $50-million contract, signed in January 2009, expires after the season.
On Sunday, the Angels finished their season five games out of a spot in Tuesday’s American League wild-card game. Their 80-82 record resulted in the first back-to-back losing seasons in Scioscia’s tenure.
Scioscia said Monday that he would not come back unless he thought general manager Billy Eppler and owner Arte Moreno believed in his abilities. He...