Angels to trade Mark Trumbo to Arizona in three-way deal
Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has been saying his goal was to acquire young, cost-controlled, MLB ready starting pitchers. It appears the Angels have reached their goal in a three way deal involving the Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox.
In return for Mark Trumbo (and a secondary minor leaguer PTBNL and or money) the Angels have acquired a pair of left-handed starting pitchers. From Chicago the Angels receive 25 year-old Hector Santiago (4-9, 3.56 in 23 GS). Anaheim also re-acquire 22 year-old Tyler Skaggs (2-3, 5.12 in 7 GS).
Chicago will acquire OF Adam C. Eaton.
In three season with the Angels; Trumbo has compiled a slash line of .250/.299/.469 with 95 HR 284 RBI and 465 strikeouts in 460 games playing primarily first-base, designated hitter and the corner OF spots. It's expected Trumbo will play left-field for Arizona.
The move points to the Angels being comfortable with giving internal options Kole Calhoun and J.B. Shuck regular playing time in 2014; though it would not be surprising to see the Halos sign a reserve veteran right-handed hitting 1B/OF/DH.