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Scioscia getting fit this season

Scioscia getting fit this season

ANAHEIM -- Mike Scioscia is lighter than he's been in a long time.

The Angels' manager, entering his 15th season, proudly said Monday that he's shed 40 1/2 pounds since he started dieting on Nov. 1 and wants to shed 25 more this season.

"I was born 10 pounds, 12 ounces," Scioscia said, "and I've been trying to lose weight ever since."

Scioscia said his diet is "not rocket science," he's simply eating healthier and exercising regularly. His motivation, Scioscia said, was "really my wife saying enough is enough. She wants me to be healthy."

"I'm going to keep going," Scioscia added. "I've got another 25 pounds that are on my docket to lose."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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