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The Yankees and Mets have shown interest in free agent infielder Gio Urshela, but the Angels and Marlins have reportedly made more enticing offers. This is the first time the Angels have been connected to Urshela since acquiring him in 2022.
The New York clubs were connected to Urshela at the end of last year, while the Marlins were connected to him yesterday. This is the first time that the Angels, for whom Urshela played in 2023, have been reported to be interested in a reunion.
The Halos acquired Urshela in 2022, but his time with the team was cut short when he suffered a pelvic fracture in June 2023. Before the injury, Urshela had a solid track record as a hitter and a strong defensive player. Despite the disappointing season, the reported interest from teams suggests that there is confidence in Urshela's ability to bounce back and contribute in a multi-positional role.
Despite that disappointing campaign, the reported interest suggests that the club has some confidence in Urshela bouncing back to health and improving his performance. Once again, there may not be a simple everyday job available to him, but putting him back into a multi-positional role would make sense.