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Angels ‘Heavily Engaged’ in Market for Catcher, Joe Maddon Offers No Comment on Willson Contreras Interest

The Angels are “heavily engaged in the catcher market,” according to Angels beat writer Maria Torres. They have 6-8 options on the table and GM Billy Eppler told Torres that they’ve had “active conversations” with two teams regarding a trade for a catcher. One of those could very well be Willson Contreras, who has been mentioned in several rumors over the last few weeks.

Joe Maddon was asked about both Contreras and Kris Bryant, noting that he finds it weird that the Cubs would be trying to trade either because “they’re still going to get better.