The deal would have sent Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and additional players to the Angels, but it was hung up while the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox worked through the details of their blockbuster trade involving Mookie Betts, sources confirmed Sunday to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Eppler released a statement Monday but did not identify Pederson or any other players reportedly involved.
"There are a lot of components in deals that need to be satisfied before you get to a point where you are calling players and informing them," Eppler said. "We weren't able to get to that point. And in fairness to our players and players with other organizations, we won't comment further than that."
Pederson, 27, batted .249 with 36 home runs and 74 RBIs last season for the Dodgers. He was an All-Star in 2015.
The Dodgers and Red Sox ultimately agreed to the Betts trade Sunday night, sources told Passan, as Boston sent the 2018 American League MVP and pitcher David Price to Los Angeles for a package that includes outfielder Alex Verdugo, shortstop Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong.