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Jonathan Broxton Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Angels 'Could' Have Interest

The Kansas City Royals may or may not trade closer Jonathan Broxton, but it looks like they'll have at least a few suitors if they decide to move the burly closer for a prospect package.

The New York Mets have been rumored to be interested in Broxton, as the Mets look to make the playoffs for the first time since moving into Citi Field in 2009. The latest team to be interested in Broxton, though, is an American League team -- the Los Angeles Angels.

It's unknown what level of interest the Angels have, but Danny Knobler of CBS Sports speculates that the Angels, who are looking for relief help, could very well be interested in landing Broxton.

Even as they continue to seek a high-end upgrade for their rotation, the Angels are letting it be known that they have some concerns about their bullpen, as well.

They had interest in Matt Capps before he went back on the disabled list with the Twins. They have also talked to the Nationals, and could have interest in Jonathan Broxton, as well.

Broxton spent his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to coming to Kansas City, so a return home to the Los Angels area would probably be welcomed by him.

Of course, Knobler is merely speculating, but it does make some degree of sense as the Angels look to strengthen their chances of winning the American League West.

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