Halos pleased with progress at Winter Meetings

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Angels still haven’t made a move at the Winter Meetings. But as the sun went down on Washington, D.C., and the ferris wheel by the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center lit up by the Potomac River on Wednesday night, they were moving closer.

The club is looking for a second baseman, a fourth outfielder and pitching depth and is exploring trades and possible free-agent signings to get those vacancies filled. General manager Billy Eppler said late Wednesday afternoon that the conversations he’s been having since his contingent arrived from Orange County on Sunday night are possibly starting to get somewhere.

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“Things feel like they’re advancing,” Eppler said. “It feels like there’s been progress on the needs and desires we’ve articulated.”

Sources confirmed that the Angels were still considering Bud Norris as a pitching addition and switch-hitting veteran Coco Crisp as an outfielder, among …

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