Angels “not going after” Yoenis Cespedes because of luxury tax

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Yoenis Cespedes and the Angels seem like a natural fit, but Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that owner Arte Moreno is determined to stay under the luxury tax threshold and is “not going after” Cespedes.

At the moment the Angels have Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry atop their left field depth chart, which could be a decent low-cost platoon but certainly isn’t going to excite the fan base at all. Moreno has thrown big money around plenty in the past, but apparently no longer views that as a smart plan.

In the wake of Justin Upton signing a six-year, $132.75 million deal with the Tigers there have been several prominent reports of Cespedes’ market being a robust one, but so far at least there doesn’t appear to be a strong favorite to sign him.