Report: Angels have their eyes on acquiring a hitter

The Los Angeles Angels, who are in need of another hitter or two, have looked into a number of options on the trade market.

Among the trade options they have looked in to are Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere, Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Adam Lind, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier and Cleveland Indians outfielder Brandon Moss, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.

Revere, 27, is an average player both offensively and defensively. He can make a flashy play on defense but he doesn’t do it consistently. On offense, he is the opposite of a power hitter, but he does hit for average. In 40 games this season, he has hit .266 with zero home runs and 12 RBI.

Lind, 31, was acquired in an offseason trade in a deal that sent Marco Estrada to the Toronto Blue Jays. He started the season on fire, but has since come back down to earth, as he is hitting .295 with seven home runs and 19 RBI.

Bruce, 28, has had a brutal start to the season and a change of scenery could do him a lot of good. In 37 games this season, he has hit a beyond underwhelming .194 with seven home runs and 19 RBI.

Ethier, 33, has stepped up for the Dodgers since Yasiel Puig was placed on the disabled list. In 35 games played, he has hit .313 with five home runs and 14 RBI. If he continues at this pace, the Dodgers could get a nice haul in return for him as long as they are willing to eat some of his hefty contract.

Moss, 31, was acquired this offseason in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. In 35 games played with the Indians, he is hitting an underwhelming .232 with six home runs and 24 RBI. He is making $6.5 million this season and is arbitration eligible for the last time in 2016.

No deal is imminent, but as the trade deadline gets closer, things are sure to pick up.

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