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72-90, 4th in AL West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rendon passed his physical and is now officially a member of the Angels. His deal — 7 years, $245 million — gives the club four players averaging more than $20M a year, along with Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Justin Upton. Rendon will be introduced inside Angel Stadium at noon PT on Saturday.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The plan is for Anthony Rendon to take his physical on Friday and be introduced at Angel Stadium on Saturday.

Gonzalez: Rendon gives Angels much-needed, difference-making player (2:06)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Even with Anthony Rendon now on their books, the Angels still believe they have the means to afford a starter like Hyun-Jin Ryu or Madison Bumgarner or Dallas Keuchel. Corey Kluber via trade also intrigues them.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels still need starting pitching, of course, and I expect the trade market to be a real possibility there. Guys like SP Griffin Canning, INF David Fletcher and 1B Matt Thaiss could be had. I don't expect Jo Adell to be available unless it's for the type of ace who I don't believe is available.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Over the last four years, only four players have produced more fWAR than Anthony Rendon — Mike Trout, Mookie Betts and Christian Yelich. Rather than shift their focus to the next tier of free-agent starters, they zeroed in on the only star remaining on the free-agent market.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Nearly a decade ago, the Angels chased a star third baseman in Adrian Beltre and watched him instead choose the Rangers. The Angels took several steps back, and Beltre spent the next eight years terrorizing them. Tonight, by signing Rendon to a 7-year, $245M contract, they made amends.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Third baseman Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels are in agreement on a deal, sources tell ESPN. Anthony Rendon got seven years and $245 million from the Angels, source tells ESPN.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Angels can land 3B Anthony Rendon, they will obviously try to access frontline starting pitching via trade. And Angels GM Billy Eppler said his phone "is ringing a lot" with interest in young, controllable players such as David Fletcher, Griffin Canning, Patrick Sandoval and Luis Rengifo."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels are in on 3-4 catchers on the free-agent market and 2 others on the trade market. They don't plan on pumping resources into the bullpen, but will look to add there if they don't get the starting pitching they want.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

After trading Zack Cozart, the Angels project to be roughly — roughly! — $70M below the 2020 luxury-tax threshold, which is set at $208M. They won't reveal their operating budget, but Billy Eppler said they could "probably" afford multiple players who make $20-plus million, giving them options if they don't land Gerrit Cole.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler said he believes he has a fair amount of options to access a No. 1 or 2 starter on the trade market if they don't get Gerrit Cole. I asked if he could access it without giving up Jo Adell and he smiled. "Yes I feel confident in that."

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Angels trade INF Cozart to Giants in salary dump

In a move to trim payroll while pursuing star free agents, the Angels traded infielder Zack Cozart and touted prospect Will Wilson to the Giants for a player to be named of cash considerations. Cozart is due $12.67 million in 2020.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler recently said Zack Cozart is fully recovered from the litany of shoulder issues he has dealt with in recent years. But with Tommy La Stella, David Fletcher and Luis Rengifo for 3B and 2B, Cozart was expendable.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have traded infielder Zack Cozart and minor league middle infielder Will Wilson to the Giants. The Giants, a source said, will pay Cozart his entire $12.67M salary for the 2020 season. Significant savings for the Angels at a crucial time.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A pursuit of Anthony Rendon by the Angels, mentioned by Jon Heyman, could fall in line with what Billy Eppler recently alluded to about acquiring a position player that could then give them more flexibility on the trade front for a starting pitcher. One problem: Outside of trading Jo Adell (or Mike Trout, or Shohei Ohtani), I don't think the Angels have enough to access a frontline starter on the trade market.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.1225th
Quality Starts2226th
WHIP1.3822nd
BAA.25418th
Runs769Tied-15th
Batting Average.24718th
On Base Percentage.32415th
Slugging Percentage.42220th