Angels Rumors: 3 Players Not Expected Back Next Season

After a truly horrendous collapse, the once-promising Los Angeles Angels ended the 2022 season with a 73-89 record. That is entirely unacceptable for a team who has two of baseball's bests in Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani on their roster. Needless to say, changes are coming, and these three players could be gone because of it.

Shohei Ohtani: Speaking of Ohtani, could we see the Angels move on from the franchise talent? It isn't out of the question, but they would need to receive a game-changing return. Ohtani is entering the final season of his contract, and he expressed discontent over how horribly the Halos played this season. If Ohtani is not open to a long-term extension because of the Angels' inability to even come close to contending, expect a trade to happen this offseason.

Michael Lorenzen: Michael Lorenzen inked a one-year deal with the Angels this past offseason, and now he is likely to hit the open market yet again. Lorenzen appeared in 18 games for the Angels this campaign, where he had an 8-6 record to go along with a 4.24 ERA. Although he was not dominant, he should be able to find a new home as a bottom-of-the-rotation guy.

Archie Bradley: Archie Bradley is set to become a UFA, and we should expect the Angels to move on from him. During his lone season as an Angel this year, he had a 0-1 record and 4.82 ERA in 21 games. Overall, it was a down year for the veteran, but there should be a market for him given his long MLB resume and past success. 

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