MLB notebook: Diamondbacks acquire Trumbo from Angels
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.
Pitcher Hector Santiago moved from the White Sox to the Angels, outfielder Adam Eaton from the Diamondbacks to Chicago, and left-hander Tyler Skaggs from Arizona to Los Angeles.
Arizona also will receive a player to be named or cash from each of the other clubs in the deal made at the winter meetings at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Trumbo, 27, hit .234 with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs this year, playing first base in 123 games because Albert Pujols was hurt. Despite hitting 95 homers during the last three seasons, the sometimes outfielder was deemed superfluous by Los Angeles, which craved starting pitching behind Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Garrett Richards.
A’s move Anderson
A person with knowledge of the trade said the Oakland Athletics dealt left-hander Brett Anderson to the Colorado Rockies for lefty Drew Pomeranz and minor league pitcher Chris Jensen.
Two-time A.L. West champion Oakland had been looking to move Anderson, who is due to make $8 million this season and has a $12 million contract option for 2015. This marked busy general manager Billy Beane’s fourth trade in a week.
Clearing the bases
The Orioles signed free-agent right-hander Ryan Webb to a two-year contract. Webb had a 2.91 ERA with the Marlins in 2012. … Catcher J.P. Arencibia and the Rangers finalized a $1.8 million, one-year contract. Arencibia hit .194 with 21 homers for Toronto. … A person familiar with the negotiations said outfielder Rajai Davis and the Tigers 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. … The New Yorker’s Roger Angell won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. The 93-year-old Angell will be honored during the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend July 25-28 in Cooperstown, N.Y.