In brief: Angels acquire pitcher Zack Greinke
MLB: The Los Angeles Angels made their latest big move Friday, acquiring ace pitcher Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers for rookie shortstop Jean Segura and two minor leaguers.
“It should be fun. They are a great team,” Greinke said in Milwaukee after the deal was completed.
Greinke joins an outstanding rotation that includes three other All-Stars in Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and CJ Wilson. The Angels began the day five games behind first-place Texas in the A.L. West but in position for a wild card.
To land Greinke, Los Angeles also sent Double-A right-handers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg to Milwaukee.
Sounders busy, trade Fernandez
MLS: On the final day of the summer transfer window, the monthlong period when MLS teams can sign international players the Seattle Sounders got busy.
First, the Sounders traded midfielder Alvaro Fernandez to the Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money. The move opened up a designated-player slot on the roster, which was filled an hour later with the signing of German midfielder Christian Tiffert.
Finally, multiple reports have indicated Seattle is on the verge of acquiring 22-year- old Honduran midfielder Mario Martinez on loan, which could be announced today.
Reports of Tiffert’s signing first sprouted Friday morning from Germany.
Ex-Zag Turiaf signs contract
NBA: Veteran big man Ronny Turiaf has signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Turiaf, who played at Gonzaga, finished last season with the NBA champion Miami Heat.
The Clippers will be the sixth team in eight seasons for Turiaf.