2 reasons the Angels should consider a Luis Rengifo trade, 1 reason they shouldn't

Should the Angels consider a Luis Rengifo trade

Sep 6, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA;  Los Angeles Angels shortstop Luis Rengifo (2) hits a 2-run
Sep 6, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels shortstop Luis Rengifo (2) hits a 2-run / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
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The LA Angels should not consider a Luis Rengifo trade because you can never have enough depth

The Angels should know this better than anyone. You really can never have enough depth. Injuries happen to every team, but the Angels have been bitten harder by the injury bug in recent years than just about any other team.

Angels fans are close to certain that Anthony Rendon is going to miss substantial time each and every season. It's just been how things have gone. Having Rengifo as a capable fill-in in his place at third base is extremely valuable and something the Angels should not take lightly.

Mike Trout is another obvious injury risk. Guess what? Rengifo can play center field. He played in six of the nine positions last season. Again, not a great defender, but he's capable. Plus, with Ron Washington now managing, his defense could easily improve.

Having a switch-hitter who has put together two above-average offensive seasons in a row and can play everywhere as a reserve option is extremely valuable. Considering the injury history the Angels have in recent years, parting with their best reserve option might not be the best plan.

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