3. Andrew Cashner
Andrew Cashner is not a former all-star like Aaron Sanchez or Danny Salazer but he is a 10-year veteran in the MLB that could at least provide some consistency for the Angels if needed. Salazar and Sanchez have the potential to actually have a big impact, with Cashner, the team would know what to expect.
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And that is just fine. If the Angels needed 15-20 starts out of Cashner with some bullpen help thrown in there then he could absolutely do that. He has a recent history of both starting and pitching out of the bullpen, so a role switch would not impair him in any way.
When he was primarily a starter for the Baltimore Orioles, at least last season, he was actually pitching pretty well. In 17 starts with the Orioles last season, Cashner had a 3.83 ERA, which would be great on the Angels.
However, once he went to the Red Sox his year went downhill. Cashner made 25 appearances, six of which were starts, and finished with a 6.20 ERA while in Boston.
He has put it all together in an entire season recently, though. While he was with the Texas Rangers in 2017, Cashner finished with a 3.40 ERA in 166 and two-thirds innings. That would probably make him the best pitcher on the Los Angeles Angels.
That potentially high ceiling is no longer there but there is a good chance that Cashner would be more reliable than Sanchez or Salazar.
Either way, the Los Angeles Angels might be looking at adding even more pitching help, making the fact that the team pulled out of a trade for Ross Stripling even worse.