Which Angels are doomed to not return in 2021?

Julio Teheran, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Angels are due to clean house after a disappointing 2020 season, and these players could be on the way out.

As we sit here on an off-day in the abbreviated 2020 season, the Los Angeles Angels are clinging to life in the American League West. They currently sit just 2.5 games behind the Houston Astros with three games to play.

Despite their early-season struggles, the Angels still have a shot at their first postseason appearance since 2014, but they’ll need some help. First, they need to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers, and then they need to hope for the Astros to in turn be swept by the lowly Texas Rangers.

With all that said, the odds are stacked against the Halos and in all likelihood, they will be staying home in October instead of participating in playoff baseball. That means the team will have another headstart in assessing what they have in-house and what areas they need to improve in.

In other words, it’s time to start looking at how the Angels will clean the house.

We already know that General Manager Billy Eppler is unlikely to return to the team. The team has been rumored to be eyeing candidates to replace the incumbent in the front office, but he’s hardly the only change the team will be making.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at which players are not likely to return to the Angels in 2021.