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Angels rumors: Team hasn't ruled out going after Jason Heyward

Could the Angels outfield have Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout, and Jason Heyward next season?

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

According to Jon Morosi, the Angels could make a run at Jason Heyward, perhaps the most coveted free agent position player on the market this year.

"The Angels aren't ruling out a pursuit of free agent Jason Heyward, sources tell Ken Rosenthal and me. And if the Angels sign Heyward, they'd likely move Kole Calhoun from right field to left."

Morosi later notes that the Angels are still in the "preliminary stages of their search" and it would be premature to consider them a serious threat to signing Heyward. While it's too early to tell how high their interest level in him is, it's fun to think about what an Angels outfield would look like with Heyward.

The biggest hindrance to signing him could very well be Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson, Jered Weaver and Josh Hamilton. These four players (one of whom isn't even on the team anymore) are owed a combined $89.7 million next year, and in 2016, Trout's contract will rise by 164 percent, to $16 million.

All in all, the Angels already have $126 million committed to nine players (including Hamilton) , and still need to address third base, second base, as well as catcher. While Heyward would undoubtedly be a fantastic addition, Billy Eppler, Anaheim's new GM, might be able to fix other areas of need with the money that it would take to lockdown the free agent right fielder.