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Angels' Billy Eppler hopes for better team health next season, and some pitching depth

Angels' Billy Eppler hopes for better team health next season, and some pitching depth

The Angels are operating at MLB’s winter meetings as if they are a pinch and a pluck away from being a contender next season. Second-year General Manager Billy Eppler has said nothing that would indicate otherwise.

“Health,” Eppler said when asked Monday about the factors that will control the Angels’ success in 2017. 

So he believes the team, as currently constructed, is destined for success as long as it remains healthy?

“I mean, there are some blanks on the depth chart right now,” Eppler said. “Those will be filled.”

The blanks: a second baseman, a...

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