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LA Angels: 3 relief pitchers to target at MLB trade deadline

Jul 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Kendall Graveman (49) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Kendall Graveman (49) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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Jul 3, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Yimi Garcia (93) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 3, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher Yimi Garcia (93) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels may end up buying at the trade deadline come the end of this month.

The Angels bullpen has looked a bit improved lately, but it still has room for improvement.

There are always relievers on the trade block, and there are three in particular that make sense for the Halos.

No. 3 relief pitcher for LA Angels to target at MLB trade deadline: Yimi Garcia

Yimi Garcia has had a ton of success in this league as a reliever, and would be a nice option for the LA Angels.

A pitcher with a career 3.41 ERA, he’s been solid this year. He strikes out a solid nine batters per nine innings and has a 3.44 ERA here in 2021.

He’s had a lot of experience playing in LA, as he played with the Dodgers for the first five years of his career.

He had an 0.990 WHIP in LA, and only walked 1.7 batters per nine innings then.

There’s a lot to like about what Garcia has done in this league. In the shortened 2020 season, he was 3-0 with an 0.60 ERA. He maybe hasn’t been able to duplicate that, but he’s been one of the better, more consistent relief pitchers in baseball throughout the course of his career.

Going to a league that hasn’t yet had the chance to figure him out may even provide a nice boost for the Angels to go on a playoff run.

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