ANAHEIM, Calif. With their pitching rotation struggling and the Texas Rangers still in firm command in the American League West, the Angels acquired the best starter on the market, trading for right-hander Zack Greinke of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The trade was confirmed Friday by FOXSports.com.
The Angels didnt have to give up prized pitcher Garrett Richards to get Greinke, who could pitch as soon as Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Instead, they will send infielder Jean Segura and Double-A pitchers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg.
The Angels pulled Segura off the field just as players were beginning to get loosened up for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Greinke, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, has a 9-3 record and a 3.44 ERA in 21 starts for the Brewers, who are 14 games out of the National League Central lead and would surely lose him to free agency this winter. They apparently did not offer him a contract extension this season.
Greinke, 28, will fit into a rotation ...