(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — The Los Angeles Angels have won the Zack Greinke sweepstakes. Greinke was traded to Angels from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.
The main piece headed to Milwaukee is rookie shortstop Jean Segura along with two minor league pitchers.
The Angels also sent right-handers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg to Milwaukee. Greinke will join a pitching staff that already includes C.J. Wilson, Dan Haren, Jered Weaver, and Ervin Santana.
“It should be fun,” Greinke said. “They’re a great team. I think the first month they struggled, but since [then], they’re one of the best teams in baseball. [They have] a lot of great players, good pitching. The pitching staff will be pretty incredible.”
Angels manager Mike Scioscia is looking forward to the problem of a deep rotation.
“No matter how deep your rotation is or how deep your bullpen is, the heartbeat of your club is your rotation and the bullpen has to be able to hold leads,” Scioscia said. “So, if you can acquire depth there, you’re always looking to do it.”
The 28-year-old right-hander is 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 21 starts for Milwaukee this season and can become a free agent after this season.
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