Angels in trade talks with Rays

Updated: July 24, 2012, 10:12 PM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN

The Los Angeles Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays are heavily involved in significant trade talks, but earlier discussions involving pitcher James Shields fizzled out, a source said Tuesday.

The Angels continue to look for pitching help before next week's trade deadline, while the Rays continue to search for starting catching help, the source said.

A potential deal is complicated, the source said, because money is involved and there is a chance that Angels pitcher Ervin Santana could also be included.