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Changing winds on the trade front

Halos no longer expect McPherson to help

If the Angels intend to make a trade before the deadline next Monday, their target appears to have changed. Because of injuries and disappointing performances, the club now might be trying to find a first baseman.

The need now is at first base due to three recent developments. First, Shea Hillenbrand was traded to the Giants, and he had been someone the Angels sought. Second, Kendry Morales slumped enough for the Angels to conclude the rookie isn't likely to be the answer as an every-day player this season in a pennant race, and Morales was sent to Triple-A Salt... Recommended Stories

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