Free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez has met with the Angels, sources say, and a contract offer is likely forthcoming.
It’s believed the meeting took place this week.
The Brewers also are among the teams pursuing Ramirez, sources say. If Milwaukee signs Ramirez, then Mat Gamel and incumbent third baseman Casey McGehee could combine to replace Prince Fielder at first base.
Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin has been aggressive in attempting to upgrade the infield, with Jerry Hairston Jr. and Jimmy Rollins among his targets. The Brewers are not interested in Jose Reyes at his present contract demands, sources say.
-- Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi