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The Los Angeles Angels are continuing their search for
starting pitching and are considering filling their void with a “mid-level free
agent” rather than trading for an arm, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Angels continue search for starting pitching and considering filling void with mid-level free agent pitcher rather than trading
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 16, 2012
So far this offseason Los Angeles’ rotation has seen
significant turnover. The Angels traded Ervin Santana to the Kansas City
Royals, declined Dan Haren’s option for 2013 and watched Zack Greinke sign with
the other Los Angeles club.
In an effort to replace the trio of arms, the Angels have
acquired Tommy Hanson from the Atlanta Braves and signed free agent
right-hander Joe Blanton. Hanson and Blanton will be paired with Jered Weaver
and C.J. Wilson.
The Angels were tied to Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey before
New York reached an agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays. However, Bowden hints
at Los Angeles turning away from the trade market and to free agency to find
their next pitcher.
Current mid-level options could consist of Joe Saunders,
Brett Myers, Carl Pavano, Francisco Liriano, Shaun Marcum and Jeff Karstens,
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