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Angels scouting numerous trade targets, including Reds' Jay Bruce

Angels scouting numerous trade targets, including Reds' Jay Bruce

The Angels had a high-ranking scout in Cincinnati over the weekend to watch Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, but a person familiar with the team’s thinking who is not authorized to discuss it said it was part of the due diligence the Angels are doing with a number of trade targets and that no deal was brewing at this point. The Angels are looking for an upgrade over left fielder Matt Joyce, who entered Sunday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox with a .189 average, .282 on-base percentage, .316 slugging percentage, five homers and 20 runs batted in. They would prefer a corner outfielder who bats left-handed, and Bruce, who has a .255/.342/.474 slash line with 14 homers and...

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