Looking to upgrade their offense this offseason, the Los Angeles Angels reportedly have their eye on one of the free-agent market’s top sluggers.

First baseman Logan Morrison is among the players the Halos have interest in, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Morrison is coming off a career year with the Tampa Bay Rays, in which he hit .246 with 38 home runs and 85 RBIs. The 30-year-old also set career highs in walks and OBP, demonstrating the patience he’d shown as a top prospect years ago.

The Angels currently have C.J. Cron and Luis Valbeuna atop their first-base depth chart, with Albert Pujols seemingly entrenched at designated hitter for the remainder of his career. L.A. first basemen combined to post a .703 OPS last season — the second-lowest mark in the majors.

ESPN’s Keith Law ranked Morrison 11th on his list of the Top 50 free agents.

The Angels are one of several teams to also check in on fellow free-agent first baseman Lucas Duda, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

– Kyle Brasseur


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