Alden Gonzalez is reporting that the Angels are kicking the tires on a vintage model Chase Utley. Obviously, there are roadblocks and issues surrounding a possible Utley acquisition, as Alden points out below.
#Angels are exploring the possibility of adding veteran 2B Chase Utley, who has cleared waivers and is 7-for-17 since coming off the DL.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 14, 2015
Not sure to what degree they're interested, though. Giavotella is batting .320 this month, but Utley is a LHH who can also fill in at 1B.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 14, 2015
One problem with the #Angels, trivial as it might seem, is they lack roster flexibility with their position player club. No easy option/DFA.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 14, 2015
While it would be an, ahem, interesting move, Utley could be had for cheap, he provides defense (and versatility), he's a lefty and his 2016 option won't vest.
What do you think?