"Gary has a very broad role in our organization," Scioscia said of the club's former shortstop, "but very specific things he's looking for. Some of the things he can bring to our younger players are focus and intensity. His expertise is infield, but he has a broad understanding of a lot of things it takes to develop championship-caliber players.
"There's no doubt his upside is as a manager. He's going to be very well represented and bring a philosophy in place. No doubt, where his career could lead is toward managing, if that's his wish. In talking to Gary, I think he's very comfortable pursuing that at some time."
Under Scioscia's stewardship, the Angels have had three coaches hired as managers in the Major Leagues: Joe Maddon by Tampa Bay, Bud Black by San Diego and Ron Roenicke by Milwaukee.
"When you have an organization as progressive as we are," Scioscia said, "that's the lure for an organization looking to grow."