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Oakland A's trade rumors: Brett Lawrie of interest to Angels, reports Orange County Register

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Interest in Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie continues to expand.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Angels have talked with the Oakland Athletics about third baseman Brett Lawriereports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Fletcher reports that the Angels are looking for upgrades at second and third base, with third base the biggest need with David Freese entering free agency. Fletcher says Freese is the top choice at third base for the Angels, "but his market is moving slowly."

Beyond Freese, turning 33 next season, and Juan Uribe, turning 37, the free agent third base market is quite thin, and a high-potential inexpensive and younger third baseman may be more interesting to the Angels as they seek improvement on their third place finish in 2015.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser earlier linked the Tigers, White Sox, and Indians as clubs interested in a Lawrie acquisition, and the Yankees as seen as a possible fit at second base.

Meanwhile, Brett Lawrie is quoting Drake lyrics:

UPDATE (7:07 PM): Nah.

(h/t Steven Witt on the link to the OCR)