LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The
The Angels got
Trumbo, who played first base for the Angels last season, is expected to play left field for Arizona. The Diamondbacks sent center fielder
The deal is expected to be announced later Tuesday.
The Angels had tried to get Santiago from the White Sox for infielder
The Angels are strapped for pitching and money; this trade helps in both respects. Neither Skaggs nor Santiago is eligible for salary arbitration, but Trumbo is, so the Angels' payroll would decline by about $3 million.
That leaves about $18 million free -- to acquire a designated hitter now, perhaps, and to create budget room for midseason additions. The Angels might also consider a veteran free-agent starter, leaving the ability to send Skaggs or Santiago to the minor leagues.
The Angels would have three left-handed starters -- Skaggs, Santiago and
Skaggs, 22, a former Angels first-round draft choice who attended Santa Monica High, is 3-6 with a 5.43 earned-run average in 13 major league starts. Santiago, 25, went 4-9 with a 3.56 ERA last season.
Trumbo, 27, who attended Villa Park High, hit .234 last season, with 34 home runs and 100 runs batted in. He led the Angels in home runs in each of his three full seasons in Anaheim.