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Angels get promising pitcher in Howie Kendrick trade
Angels get promising pitcher in Howie Kendrick trade

A quiet winter meetings for the Angels got loud in a hurry late Wednesday night when the club traded veteran second baseman Howie Kendrick to the Dodgers for promising left-hander Andrew Heaney, who had been acquired from the Miami Marlins earlier in the day. Within an hour of that trade, the Angels acquired Kendrick's possible replacement, sending hard-throwing pitching prospect Jairo Diaz to the Colorado Rockies for utility infielder Josh Rutledge. There was no cash exchanged in the one-for-one Kendrick-Heaney deal, which will trim Kendrick's $9.5 million from the 2015 payroll and boost the depth of an organization that for years has had a shortage of high-end starting...

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