Angels Still Prioritizing Offense

The Angels priority this week is to add a bat, writes CBS Sports' Scott Miller, preferably a third baseman.  Internally, they've discussed Aramis Ramirez of the Cubs and Michael Cuddyer of the Twins.

Miller says the Halos have considered making a run at Cuddyer and using him at third base.  However, the Twins "remain in go-for-it mode" and actually might add a reliever.  Plus, Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote earlier this month that a Twins official said the team would keep Cuddyer and attempt to re-sign him even if they fall out of contention.  So, the Angels, Giants, and other suitors are probably out of luck.  

As for Aramis, the Angels' best bet will be to hope he'll waive his no-trade rights after his kids return to school in August.  Also on the Angels front, Kevin Baxter of the L.A. Times reported today that the Marlins are scouting them closely.

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