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Zack Greinke Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Angels Interested In The Brewers Ace

Apparently, signing Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson last winter wasn't enough for the Los Angeles Angels and general manager Jerry Dipoto. The Angels are now interested in Zack Greinke, should the Milwaukee Brewers make him available prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

This is all according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

The Angels, long known as under-the-radar dealers, made two huge purchases this winter in Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson but may yet have some payroll flexibility, as both Dan Haren and Ervin Santana have club options for 2013. Haren's option is for $15.5 million and Santana's $13 million.

Haren is currently on the disabled list with a back issue after trying to pitch through it, and his option is no certainty considering his health situation. The Angels are expected to decline Santana's option barring a major turnaround. Santana has been a major disappointment this year.

If the Angels landed Greinke, they would boast a rotation, when healthy, of Jered Weaver, Greinke, Haren, Wilson and Santana. Impressive to say the least.

However, the Angels are not going to have the same type of assets to deal with that the Rangers, Yankees, Cardinals or Braves have.

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