Filling a gaping hole in left field is the
The teams appear to match up well for a potential trade, with the Angels having a surplus of starting pitching — the Diamondbacks are seeking at least one more arm to go with
Among the possible Angels targets are Diamondbacks third baseman/first baseman Jake Lamb, 25, shortstop/second baseman
The left-handed-hitting Lamb batted .263 with a .331 on-base percentage, .386 slugging percentage, six homers and 34 runs batted in over 350 at-bats in 107 games last season.
Owings had a .227/.264/.322 slash line with four homers and 43 RBIs in 147 games, and Drury hit .214/.254/.375 with two homers and eight RBIs in 20 games.
The Angels have eight starting pitchers with big league experience — Garrett Richards,
Among the other possible third-base targets are Oakland’s
Cowart experienced a resurgence after getting demoted from double-A Arkansas to Class-A Inland Empire to start 2015, getting promoted to triple A in May and to the big leagues in August.
The switch-hitter batted .174 in 46 at-bats but was so strong defensively he replaced Freese in the late innings of games in which the Angels held narrow leads.
Kubitza, acquired from Atlanta last winter, hit .194 in 36 at-bats. He has a little more offensive upside than Cowart but is not as polished defensively.
"I've heard very positive things about both," General Manager Billy Eppler said Monday at the winter meetings. "When players are young, they can turn a corner really fast. So you want to leave yourself open to that kind of flexibility if that player does mature and come pretty quick.