MLB Rumor Central: Angels check in on Justin Turner

Justin Turner is reportedly expected to return to the Dodgers. Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (Monday, 4:15 p.m. ET): Another former Dodger, Chase Utley, is a possibility for the Angels at second base, Heyman reports.

Could the Los Angeles Angels make a play for free-agent third baseman Justin Turner?

Rumor CentralThe Halos have at least checked in on Turner, but a deal appears to be a major long shot, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

The Angels aren't expected to be big spenders this offseason, but it's worth noting that roughly $40 million came off the books at the end of the season when C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver became free agents. Yunel Escobar gave the team solid production at third base last season, but it could still stand to upgrade.

Turner is fresh off a career year with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting .275 with 27 home runs and 90 RBIs. He's reportedly expected to re-sign with the Dodgers.

- Kyle Brasseur