LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The
They are in talks to acquire
The Angels had tried to get Santiago from the White Sox for infielder
Trumbo would play the outfield for the Diamondbacks. It is unclear what other players -- likely prospects -- would be involved in the deal.
The Angels are strapped for pitching and money; the proposed trade would help in both respects. Neither Skaggs nor Santiago is eligible for salary arbitration, but Trumbo is, so the Angels' payroll would decline modestly, leaving budget room for midseason additions.
Also, the Angels would have three left-handed starters -- Skaggs, Santiago and
Skaggs, 22, a former Angels first-round draft choice, 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.