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Angels' GM: 'No reaction' on Halladay reports

Angels' GM: 'No reaction' on Halladay reports

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Angels general manager Tony Reagins had "no reaction" on Thursday as he was preparing to leave the Winter Meetings to a Toronto Sun report that his club had offered infielder Erick Aybar, left-hander Joe Saunders and outfield prospect Peter Bourjos to the Blue Jays for ace pitcher Roy Halladay.

"In this environment, a lot of things get thrown around," Reagins said. "It's somebody else's job to decipher.

"It's not worth commenting on. A lot of things get thrown around and aren't accurate."

Asked if he's engaged Toronto in talks, Reagins said: "We've talked about a lot of things. They have a lot of pieces over there that are attractive, and I'll leave it at that."

Reagins added that the Angels will remain in touch with Steve Hilliard, the agent for free-agent right hander John Lackey.

"We've had discussions since the spring," Reagins said.

Reagins pointed out at the Meetings that no player is untouchable, but that "it would take a significant package to move [Aybar]."

Aybar, 25, hit a team-best .312 in 137 games in 2009, playing Gold Glove-level defense. Aybar earned $473,000 and is eligible for a significant bump in salary arbitration.

Saunders, 28, was 16-7 with a 4.60 ERA in 31 starts. The left-hander walked 64 and struck out 101 in 186 innings. He earned $475,000 this season and is eligible for salary arbitration.

Bourjos, 22, is a swift center fielder considered one of the club's premium position prospects. He is the son of former Jays scout Chris Bourjos.

Saunders and Aybar would be under the Jays' control for three years before being eligible for free agency, while Bourjos would be under control for the full six Major League seasons.

The Blue Jays signed shortstop Alex Gonzalez to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with an option at $2.5 million for 2011.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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