On Wednesday, the Angels passed on a chance to improve in both areas. Slugger Mark Trumbo, who played the first four seasons of his career with the Angels, was traded from the
The Angels did not engage in serious trade talks to bring back Trumbo. They would like to upgrade in left field, but they would prefer a left-handed hitter to balance Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in their lineup. If an impact right-handed bat becomes available, they would consider that too, but they thought it was too early to trade from their limited prospect base before seeing whether a better fit might be available at a later date.
Trumbo, 29, is batting .259 with nine home runs in 46 games. His .506 slugging percentage ranks sixth among National League outfielders, behind
The Angels traded Trumbo to Arizona after the 2013 season in a three-way deal that brought pitchers