Anaheim Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that he has "moved on" from any incidents with former Angels outfielder Jose Guillen, who now plays for the Washington Nationals, despite Guillen's biting comments about Scioscia following this week's tumultuous series between the teams.
"We've moved on," Scioscia said in a telephone interview. "I think we've been through what Jose's issues were last year. It's history.
"He's playing well, and we're happy for him. We're playing well, too, and that's where our focus is."
Last season, Guillen was suspended by the Angels for insubordination following an incident in which he tossed his helmet toward Scioscia upon being removed for a pinch runner. The two later became involved in a heated exchange in the clubhouse.
Wednesday night, Guillen -- who had previously said he had put the issue behind him -- lashed out at Scioscia in the wake of a run-in Tuesday night between Scioscia and Nationals Manager Frank Robinson.
"I don't got truly no respect for him anymore because I'm still hurt from what happened last year," Guillen said. "I don't want to make all these comments, but Mike Scioscia, to me, is like a piece of garbage. I don't really care. I don't care if I get in trouble.
"He can go to hell. We've got to move on. I don't got no respect for him."
Scioscia said he hadn't heard or read the comments when reached Thursday. After listening to them, he was asked if he was surprised Guillen would speak that way.
"Our thoughts have been out there," Scioscia said. "It's not worth going into anymore. We're moving on."
Guillen went 4 for 9 over the final two games of the series, including a two-run homer, and said he was motivated by Scioscia's confrontation with Robinson as well as his history with the team.
"What happened [Tuesday] night, I think that was a wakeup call for me," Guillen said. "I think those guys wake me up, and I was a totally different player after that. . . .
"I want to beat this team so bad. I can never get over about what happened last year. It's something I'm never going to forget."