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Angels trade Hector Santiago and Joe Smith in separate deals, acquire Ricky Nolasco

Angels trade Hector Santiago and Joe Smith in separate deals, acquire Ricky Nolasco

The Angels took one step into a clouded future at Monday’s trade deadline, trading starter Hector Santiago and reliever Joe Smith for three right-handers, one of whom should become the organization’s top prospect despite injury concerns.

Santiago, a left-hander, moved to the Minnesota Twins along with minor league right-hander Alan Busenitz in exchange for veteran Ricky Nolasco and former top-50 prospect Alex Meyer. The Angels also received cash from the Twins, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke anonymously because the financial terms weren’t made public.

Smith, a submarine right-hander, went to the Chicago Cubs for Class-A...

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