Angels will let K-Rod go; Arte Moreno likes Manny Ramirez
Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
Francisco Rodriguez is one of the top right-handed relievers in the game, but the Angels appear to have exhausted their efforts to retain the free agent.
Angels owner indicates that Ramirez could be pursued if the team can't sign Teixeira.
The chances of the Angels retaining record-setting closer Francisco Rodriguez went from slim to virtually none today, with owner Arte Moreno saying, "We're turning the page on this one."
Moreno did not rule out the possibility of the Angels pursuing Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez if they are unable to sign free-agent first baseman Mark Teixeira, who is the team's top priority this winter.