Perry Minasian says the Angels are considering adding players at the trade deadline, including possibly rentals. On that note, the Angels just signed Adam Eaton to a Major League deal. This probably signals the end of the experiment with Luis Rengifo in right field.
Mike Trout showed up for a bunch of happy kids at the Play Ball Clinic.
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Perry Minasian is apparently done with dumpster diving for relief pitchers. A marginal pitcher just passed through waivers without being claimed. Exhibit A: Jay Flaa. That is kind of good news in view of the fact that Shane Carle is now a free agent. (I know. Shane who?)
Rob Manfred says the Athletics could very well end up in Las Vegas soon. It’s fish or cut bait time for the City of Oakland.
Cole Hamels works out for teams on Friday in Frisco, Texas. I can’t tell if the Angels will have somebody there.
Liam Hendriks says he didn’t know his microphone was hot when he dropped an F-Bomb during his All Star appearance.
The Royals may trade Danny Duffy, although he has no-trade protection under the 10 yr./5 yr. rule. He says he would prefer a west coast team if something were actually to happen.
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