It's no secret that the Angels are being aggressive in their search for a third baseman this offseason, and a new trade candidate on the market may pique their interest. According to a report from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the Halos are likely to have interest in Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe if Minnesota decides to shop him this winter.
Expect Twins to make Trevor Plouffe available if they sign Korean IB Byung Ho Park. Angels would be interested, if hole still unfilled— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) November 10, 2015
Plouffe was not expected to be made available this winter, but the Twins won the bidding for Byung-ho Park and will try to work out a deal with him within the next 30 days. Signing Park would cause a logjam for the Twins, who would have three spots (first base, third base and designated hitter) for four players (Park, Plouffe, Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano), and would then be likely to make a trade.
The Angels are looking for a third baseman due to the departure of free agent David Freese, who is still considered a candidate to return to Anaheim. The Halos may also show interest in other options like Juan Uribe or Evan Longoria, who may be made available in trade talks by the Rays.