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Angels to shop for a second baseman at general managers meetings

Angels to shop for a second baseman at general managers meetings

The Angels’ front-office contingent will arrive at this week’s general managers meetings in Orlando, Fla., with one clear and present need: a second baseman. There are more additions they would prefer to make, but in the 90 days before spring training starts, the closest thing to a certainty is that they will acquire someone to play second base.

The position has been a problem for the club since December 2014, when former general manager Jerry Dipoto dealt mainstay Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers. The subsequent spring, three undistinguished men competed for the starting job. The organization has patched it together ever since, including in September, when veteran Brandon Phillips...

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