Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Angels beat writer for Los Angeles Times, tweeted this afternoon that the Angels are looking for a left-handed relief pitcher and Jose Mijares of the Kansas City Royals is on their radar.
Royals fans learned last night that the Royals have officially made Mijares available on the trade block.
The 27 year-old lefty, Mijares, has a 1.72 ERA in 36.2 IP (46 appearances) and a 3.50 SO/BB ratio for the Royals in 2012. Mijares is arbitration eligible following the season.
As well, Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reported last week:
The Angels, who have played before a huge gathering of scouts this week in Detroit, are willing to offer outfielder Peter Bourjos for the right reliever. The Angels are also suggesting to teams that they would deal designated hitter Kendrys Morales.
The Royals don’t have a need for either player mentioned by Knobler, but Royals GM Dayton Moore has shown from past transactions that value trumps need in many cases. If Moore believes either of those players would have greater value in a future trade, he may be likely to make the move.
It is my opinion, however, that either Bourjos or Morales would require more than Mijares in return.