March 27, 2008
With Kelvim Escobar out indefinitely and long reliever Dustin Moseley probably moving to the rotation, the Los Angeles Angels might look to sign or trade for a starter or reliever from outside the organization the Los Angeles Times reported.
Among the starters available are right-hander Claudio Vargas, released by Milwaukee, and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, who was designated for assignment by Kansas City. Possible trade targets include the Chicago Cubs' Jon Lieber, Jason Marquis and Sean Marshall, Cleveland's Aaron Laffey and Jeremy Sowers, Oakland's Joe Blanton, Texas' Kameron Loe and Cincinnati's Matt Belisle.
"We're still confident that, in house, we have enough depth on the pitching side," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "The short-term answers are in-house. If we lose guys for longer, the answers might have to come from the outside, but we're not at that point yet."