Angels to retain Scioscia and Dipoto
Anaheim, CA - Today Arte Moreno made it clear that manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto would be returning to the Angels for the 2014 season. However changes to the coaching staff have been made.
Bench coach Rob Picciolo and hitting coach Jim Eppard will not be returning to the Angels next season. Third base coach Dino Ebel has been promoted to bench coach. Alfredo Griffin and pitching coach Mike Butcher will also return.
Los Angeles has many candidates to fill the vacancies from within the organization including former Major Leaguers Omar Vizquel and Tim Bogar.
Roster moves were also announced. Andrew Taylor, Brandon Sisk & Robert Coello cleared waivers and were outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake. OF Travis Witherspoon was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners.