Angels eyeing Logan Morrison to upgrade offense

first_imgThe Angels’ .703 OPS at first base was second-worst in the majors in 2017. The players who were mostly responsible for that — Luis Valbuena and C.J. Cron — remain under control for 2018. Valbuena can also play third, and Cron, a right-handed hitter, could be traded or platooned with a left-handed hitter.Morrison hits the free agent market after his best season. His .868 OPS in 2017 was well above his career mark of .741 heading into the season. He previously played for the Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners. Logan Morrison is among the players the Angels are considering as they look to beef up their offense, a source confirmed. It is likely he is one of many players the Angels are pursuing, with the offseason in its early stages.Morrison, a 30-year-old free agent first baseman, is a left-handed hitter who hit 38 homers with a .353 on-base percentage in 2017 with the Tampa Bay Rays. He is a natural target for a club trying to add left-handed bats and improve its on-base percentage.Morrison is likely to earn around $10 million to $15 million a year, for two to four years.Before he headed for the GM meetings, which began Monday in Orlando, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said adding offense remains the priority over pitching. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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