Angels interested in Brandon League

The Angels have been in talks with the Mariners for right-handed reliever Brandon League, sources said Sunday, though it’s unsure how deep those discussions are at this point.

An industry source told MLB.com on Sunday afternoon that the Mariners could be close to trading League to either the Giants or Angels. Nothing is definite just yet, but the Angels are an interested suitor. They’ve been looking for another late-inning bullpen option all month, but after giving up pitchers John Hellweg and Ariel Pena along with shortstop Jean Segura for Zack Greinke on Friday, they don’t have a lot left in their farm system to deal. The Mariners seek young offensive help.

League, 29, is a free agent at the end of the season and is making $5 million in 2012. He struggled through the first two months and lost his job as closer, but has rebounded ever since. In 44 1/3 innings, he has a 3.05 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP, with 26 strikeouts and 19 walks. As an All-Star last year, he posted a 2.79 ERA and 37 saves in 65 appearances.

– Alden Gonzalez

2 Comments

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Vernon Wells should get a fresh start and be traded. The Angels are no stranger to eating salary. Even though he’s reportedly a good guy. Clubhouse chemistry seems to suffer. I think the enthusiasm for winning is lacking.
There is no hitting to the other side, giving yourself up, letting runners advance(too much to prove). Their lack of movement tells me, that Bourjos isn’t safe, even this winter.

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