Feb. 12, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA: Detailed view of the Los Angeles Angels logo on a hat during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Angels interested in relievers Edward Mujica, Joe Smith, J.P. Howell

Despite a payroll that would even make the New York Yankees take a second look, the Anaheim Angles have more holes to fill that a sleeve of Swiss cheese.

Many of the Angels problems are due to their sub-par pitching staff, which they’re looking to improve. We’ve already heard the rumors regarding the Angels trading some offense from starting pitching and now, according to Jeff Fletcher, the team is looking into the reliever market to improve their bullpen.

Fletcher reports Anaheim is looking at a handful of options, including Edward Mujica, Joe Smith and J.P. Howell:

Also, #Angels are focused immediately on relievers more than starters. Joe Smith, Edward Mujica, JP Howell.

While Howell would likely come the cheapest, he’s also the least talented of the three and cost really hasn’t ever been much of an issue for the Angels. That said, he did spend last season with the Dodgers and could be interested in continuing his career in Southern California. Meanwhile, both Smith and Mujica would likely command a three year commitment, which is pretty significant for a reliever – not to mention the cash they’ll desire.

Tags: Anaheim Angels Edward Mujica J.P. Howell Joe Smith