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Angels considering Ben Revere, others in quest for offensive help

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Adam Lind, Andre Ethier, Brandon Moss and Jay Bruce are among the options the club is considering.

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The Angels are looking for outfield help on the trade market due to the immense struggles of left fielder Matt Joyce, and are casting a wide net in their search. In addition to having active discussions with the Phillies about acquiring Ben Revere, the Angels have considered Adam Lind (Brewers), Brandon Moss (Indians), Jay Bruce (Reds) and Andre Ethier (Dodgers) as trade options, according to a report from Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.

The team's interest in Revere, is nothing new, and was confirmed by MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, who noted that the sides are in active trade talks about the outfielder but have not been able to agree on compensation. The Phillies are willing to listen to offers for both Revere and Dominic Brown due to the logjam that will arise when Brown and converted-outfielder Cody Asche return from Triple-A, and are likely hearing from multiple clubs on Revere.

Gonzalez cautions that the Angels are in "exploratory mode" in regards to adding an outfielder and will likely wait to see how the market develops as clubs fall out of the playoff race in the weeks leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. While the Brewers are known to be willing to sell making Lind available, the Reds are still in contention and the Dodgers are division-leaders, making Bruce and Ethier unlikely to be considered trade bait at this point. Though the Indians have struggled, they have not made any indication that Moss is available on the trade market.

No matter where the Angels turn in their efforts to add offense, they likely have to make a move to replace Joyce, who has hit just .155/.203/.236 in his first season with the team. Collin Cowgill, who has appeared in 33 games for the club, has not been much better, hitting only .190 with a home run in 58 at-bats.