Mike Scioscia talks Mike Napoli trade

Updated: October 25, 2011, 8:30 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that personality conflicts with catcher Mike Napoli had nothing to do with the January trade that cost the Angels one of the most powerful hitters in the American League and saddled them with the onerous contract of Vernon Wells.

Scioscia said injuries and durability issues were at the crux of the trade.

"We did not butt heads, that's absolutely false," Scioscia said on the "Mason and Ireland Show" on ESPN 710. "Mike ...

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