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Scioscia, Dipoto Staying With Angels

There was talk throughout the second half of the season that manager Mike Scioscia and GM Jerry Dipoto were at odds with each other and that one of them would be asked to leave town.  That won't be the case as the duo confirmed that they're keeping their jobs in a conference call tonight, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com (on Twitter).

Scioscia is signed through 2018 while Dipoto will be entering the final year of his deal.  The Angels finished 78-84 in 2013, missing the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season.  Speculation was rampant that there would be serious changes either in the dugout or front office, but the two men have apparently made peace and owner Arte Moreno is confident that they can get the club back on track.  

Meanwhile, bench coach Rob Picciolo and hitting coach Jim Eppard were relieved of their duties. 

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