Sirius/XM host and former major-league general manager Jim Bowden had Angels GM Tony Reagins on his show Friday, and reported via Twitter that Reagins said the Angels are considering multiple options and are unrestricted financially in improving the team to compete this year.
The Rangers, winners of 11 straight, are threatening to run away with the American League West, but the Angels are hanging in there at 4 1/2 back.
The Angels have a shortstop problem with injuries to Maicer Izturis and Erick Aybar, though Aybar is progressing faster than expected and could be back this weekend. Previously in this space we looked at some options if the Angels go after a shortstop.
The team also lost first baseman Kendry Morales for the year thanks to a broken leg, and could certainly upgrade there with Lance Berkman, Derrek Lee or Ty Wigginton. The Angels haven't gotten much production at third and could look for help there, as well as looking to improve the bullpen.
Sounds like Reagins is going to busy for the next month, but it's not a bad problem to have if he's been given some money to spend.
-- David Andriesen
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