MLB notes: Mark Trumbo to Diamondbacks in 3-team trade
The Los Angeles Angels traded slugging outfielder-first baseman Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Chicago White Sox.
The Angels acquired two left-handed pitchers in the deal: Hector Santiago from Chicago, and Tyler Skaggs from Arizona.
Outfielder Adam Eaton moves from the Diamondbacks to Chicago.
Arizona also will receive player to be named or cash from each of the other clubs in the deal made at the winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Trumbo hit .234 with 34 homers and 100 RBIs this year, getting much of his playing time at first base because Albert Pujols was hurt. But he was deemed superfluous by Los Angeles, which needs starting pitching behind Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Garrett Richards.
Trumbo spent most of the 2010 season with the Salt Lake Bees.
Santiago was 4-9 with a 3.56 ERA in 23 starts and 11 relief appearances.
Eaton hit .252 with three homers, 22 RBIs and 44 strikeouts in 250 at-bats for the Diamondbacks this year, when he also played with three minor league teams.
Skaggs made his big league debut in 2012, when he had six starts, but spent much of this year in the minors. He was 2-3 with a 5.12 ERA in seven starts this year for Arizona, leaving him with a 3-6 career mark.
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Rockies • A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have dealt left-hander Brett Anderson to Colorado for lefty Drew Pomeranz and minor league pitcher Chris Jensen. Anderson made a late-season stint as a reliever following an injury-shortened season in which he went 1-4 with a 6.04 in five starts and 16 appearances.
Tigers • A person familiar with the negotiations says outfielder Rajai Davis and Detroit are closing in on an agreement for a two-year contract worth $9 million to $10 million. The 33-year-old Davis spent the last three seasons with Toronto and hit .260 this year with six homers and 24 RBIs and 45 steals in 331 at-bats. He made $2.5 million.
Mets • Outfielder Curtis Granderson's first hit for his new team was a playful shot at his old employer. "A lot of the people I've met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans," Granderson said Tuesday. "So I'm excited to get a chance to see them all out there." The lefty-swinging Granderson and the Mets finalized a four-year, $60 million contract, completing his move from the Yankees.
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