Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports that Paul Byrd is interested in pitching for the Angels. Byrd's agent spoke with the Angels recently and heard that they're going to find pitching within their organization until John Lackey and Ervin Santana return. Earlier in the week GM Tony Reagins acknowledged contacting the agents for Byrd, Mark Mulder and Pedro Martinez.
Byrd says he's open to signing an incentive-laden deal and now it seems he's ready to sign sooner than anticipated. DiGiovanna writes that the Dodgers could be one of the teams that's keeping tabs on Byrd's progress.