Angels News: Angels Scouting Japanese Pitcher, Scioscia to Return?

By Saxon Baird

Los Angeles Angels news from the best Los Angeles Angels blog.

Sep 17, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia (14) sits in the dugout before the start of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Scioscia ready to return?Fox 

Ken Rosenthal in a recent article covering the MLB says that Mike Scioscia has “expressed confidence to friends” that he will remain the Angels manager in 2014. Last month, Jon Paul Morosi reported that either DiPoto or Scioscia would be fired his off-season.

Angels Scouting Pitchers OverseasLA Times

Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reported after the Angels 12-1 win over the Oakland Athletics this Monday that the Angels might be looking for pitching overseas. Specifically, DiGiovanna reports that the Angels are scouting 24-year old Japanese pitcher Mashiro Tanaka. Early reports compare him more to a Hiroki Kuroda than a Yu Darvish.

Guerrero, Helton and the Hall of FameBaseball Prospectus

Baseball Prospectus’ free daily podcast discusses former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero’s retirement announcement and whether he is Hall of Fame material.

Hanson back in bigs, but future

The Los Angeles Angels recalled Tommy Hanson from Triple-A Salt Lake with the minor league season over. However, as Alden Gonzalez reports, it’s very possible that Hanson could be non-tendered at the end of the season.