Mike Scioscia will return for his 14th season as Los Angeles Angels manager next year, and he called speculation about his job security and alleged uneasy relationship with first-year general manager Jerry Dipoto ''ridiculous.''
Angels owner Arte Moreno told MLB.com in a phone call Saturday that Scioscia would return regardless of what happens in the team's remaining games. The Angels then went out and beat the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox 4-2 to move 2 1/2 games behind Oakland for the league's second wild card.
Scioscia told reporters after the game that Moreno told him ''a long time ago'' that he would return in 2014. Scioscia, the longest tenured manager in the major leagues, signed a 10-year contract in January 2010 that runs through 2018.