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Zack Greinke traded to Angels
The Angels are all in for 2012.
After a splashy offseason that saw them acquire slugger Albert Pujols and hurler C.J. Wilson, the Halos have now become the toast of the trade deadline, getting coveted starter Zack Greinke from the Brewers.
Greinke, 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA this season, was a pending free agent for out-of-contention Milwaukee, and the former Cy Young Award winner became one of the most sought after names prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
The Angels enter play Friday five games behind the AL West-leading Rangers and leading the AL Wild Card hunt.
Greinke is 85-76 with a 3.79 ERA in nine seasons and will return to the American League, where he pitched for seven seasons with the Kansas City Royals. He was 60-67 with a 3.82 ERA for the Royals, winning the AL Cy Young in 2009. Greinke was traded to the Brewers before the 2011 season. It was rumored that the Rangers and White Sox were also interested in acquiring Greinke.
Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi reported that the Angels will send shortstop Jean Segura and Double-A pitchers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg to the Brewers in the deal.