Scioscia, Angels agree in principle

Updated: January 7, 2009, 12:02 AM ET
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Manager Mike Scioscia and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed in principle on a multiyear contract extension.

Scioscia's current deal runs through 2009, with a club option for 2010, for about $2 million per season. General manager Tony Reagins said Monday the extension "goes well beyond" 2010.

"We wanted to continue the partnership," he said. "This shows the commitment the organization has not only to Mike, but to being at the top of our game."

MLB.com reported on Tuesday that the deal runs through 2018.

"It's a significant commitment on both sides," Scioscia said, according to the Web site. "I won't comment on any of the terms, but [owner] Arte [Moreno] and Tony have reached out and shown a great deal of confidence in this extension with the direction we're going. I'm very happy with this opportunity to keep pushing forward with what we're doing."

The Angels are 803-655 in nine seasons under Scioscia, who turned 50 in November. They won the World Series in 2002 and have won four of the last five AL West titles.

The Angels were baseball's only 100-game winners in 2008, then were eliminated by the Boston Red Sox in the division series for the second consecutive year.

Scioscia has a regular-season winning percentage of .551.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.