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Angels to acquire closer Huston Street in trade with San Diego Padres

Angels land closer Huston Street in trade with San Diego Padres

The Angels will acquire closer Huston Street as part of a six-player deal that will send the San Diego Padres three of Anaheim's top prospects from the team's farm system.

In the trade, the Padres will receive triple-A second baseman Taylor Lindsey, double-A reliever R.J. Alvarez, whose fastball sits in the 97-mph range, and Class-A shortstop Jose Rondon, who played in Monday night's All-Star Futures Game.

The Angels are expected to officially announce the trade after Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

Street, 30, is 1-0 with a 1.09 earned-run average in 33 games for the Padres this season. He has converted 24 of 25 save opportunities, limited opponents to a .158 average, struck out 34, walked seven and allowed only 18 hits for an 0.76 WHIP (walks plus hits per inning).

His fastball isn’t overpowering — it usually sits in the 90-mph range — but it has good sinking action and is effectively mixed with a slider and changeup.

Street, a 10-year veteran and two-time All-Star who also has pitched for Oakland (2005-2008) and Colorado (2010-2011), is in the final year of a five-year, $36-million contract that pays him $7 million this season and includes a very reasonable $7-million team option for 2015.

Street has a 35-27 career record and 2.87 ERA in 548 games, converting 258 of 300 save opportunities and limiting opponents to a .211 average.

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times

Updates

9:38 p.m.: Updated to reflect completion of trade and details.

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