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MLB rumors: Phillies interested in trade for Angels’ Peter Bourjos

Jun 22, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos (25) makes a catch against the wall in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Angel Stadium.Pirates won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies could use some outfield help, so it shouldn’t come as shocking news that they’re interest in trading for Anaheim Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos.

Earlier in the offseason, it was reported by multiple sources that the Angels were open to trading Bourjos or slugger Mark Trumbo in hopes of acquiring some young pitching, so it’s clear Bourjos is on the market and available.

Only problem for the Phillies? They’re not exactly stocked with youthful arms and a two-team deal doesn’t look likely:

The Angels’ Peter Bourjos fits that description perfectly. The Phillies long have coveted him. Indeed, given the Phils’ perennial interest in the speedy center fielder, a deal probably would have happened by now if a match existed between the teams. It doesn’t.

The lack of a two-team deal though hasn’t stopped Philadelphia from attempting to acquire the outfielder as Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal suggests a three-team deal being a possibility.

That seems like a bit of a long shot however, so despite their interest, it sounds as if the Phillies will have a difficult time swinging a deal.

Topics: Anaheim Angels, Peter Bourjos, Philadelphia Phillies

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