Before Jerry DiPoto resigned as general manager, the Los Angeles Angels talked to the Milwaukee Brewers about outfielder Gerardo Parra and first baseman Adam Lind, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.
The Angels are on the lookout for another hitter and appear to be eyeing an outfielder, as they nearly acquired Ben Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies before pulling out of the deal at the last minute, as I wrote for Baseball Essential.
Parra, 28, was acquired by the Brewers in a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks at the trade deadline last season. He played well with the Brewers in 2014, but has played even better this year, hitting .303 with six home runs and 24 RBI in 79 games played. In 69 games in the outfield, he has committed only two errors, with both coming in center field. He isn’t a flashy player and isn’t going to give you many “wow” plays, but you know what you are going to get when he steps out on the field; a player that hits .260 to .270 that will play solid defense.
Lind, 31, has been a really good addition to this Brewers team. The move to Milwaukee has seen his power numbers increase, as he already has 12 home runs this year, which is double the total he had last year in 19 more games played. Lind has a club option for next year that is for $8 million that can be bought out for $500,000.
Nothing is believed to be imminent, as Rosenthal noted, but this is a situation to monitor since it appears that the Angels are actively seeking a hitter.
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