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Saturday, July 28, 2012 - Page updated at 10:30 p.m.
Angels trade for ace righty Greinke
By The Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels made their latest big move Friday, acquiring ace pitcher Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers for rookie shortstop Jean Segura and two minor-leaguers.
By winning the sweepstakes for Greinke, perhaps the most-prized arm available before Tuesday's trade deadline, the Angels followed up a huge offseason highlighted by the signings of free-agent stars Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. Greinke joins a rotation that includes fellow All-Stars Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and Wilson.
The rival Rangers were among several teams thought to be pursuing Greinke, along with the Braves and White Sox. To land him, Los Angeles also sent Class AA right-handers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg to Milwaukee.
Greinke, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, is 9-3 with a 3.44 earned-run average in 21 starts. His first start for the Angels is Sunday.
• The Texas Rangers pushed back RHP Roy Oswalt's (back) next start until Monday. RHP Colby Lewis had surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.
• Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe (thumb) was placed on the disabled list.
• The Colorado Rockies activated 1B Todd Helton (hip) from the DL.
• The Philadelphia Phillies put 3B Placido Polanco on the DL.
• The Atlanta Braves signed former Mariners RHP Miguel Batista, 41, to a minor-league contract.
• Chicago Cubs RHP Matt Garza (triceps) won't pitch again before Tuesday's trade deadline.
• The San Francisco Giants acquired veteran infielder Marco Scutaro from the Colorado Rockies for minor-league infielder Charlie Culberson.
• Barry Bonds has been granted a two-week delay in his appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction.
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