Angels Acquire Zack Greinke From Brewers

Greinke, who was 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 21 starts with the Brewers, will start Sunday for Angels.

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Angels Vs. Rays Final Score: Halos Can't Score In Zack Greinke's Debut, Lose 2-0

The Los Angeles Angels were hoping to take advantage of an uneven Tampa Bay Rays team and inch closer to first place in the American League West over the weekend. Instead, after taking the first of three games, they were shut out the rest of the way and now sit behind the Oakland Athletics in third place. They dropped the series finale on Sunday -- and the series -- by a final score of 2-0.

Zack Greinke pitched exceptionally well in his Angels debut, but took the loss to fall to 9-4. Greinke gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out eight over seven innings, but the Halos could only muster four hits, no walks and no runs while being shut out for the second straight game.

Mike Trout was scratched from the lineup before the game with a knee contusion, but the leadoff spot was not the issue in this game. Trout's replacement at the top of the lineup, Maicer Izturis, was responsible for two of the four Angels hits in the game.

The two runs in the game came off of Greinke in the sixth and seventh innings. In the sixth, Matt Joyce hit a two-out RBI single, while Carlos Pena doubled to lead off the seventh and scored on a wild pitch.

With the A's surging, the Angels can not afford to have their bats go quiet.

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Angels Option Hisanori Takahashi To Triple A To Clear Spot For Zack Greinke

The Los Angeles Angels needed to clear a spot on the active roster for new acquisition Zack Greinke, who was acquired on Friday from the Milwaukee Brewers. The option is an expensive one, as southpaw reliever Hisanori Takahashi was optioned to Triple A Salt Lake on Saturday.

Takahashi is making $4.2 million this season in the second year of a two-year, $8 million contract. He wasn't pitching all that poorly, with a 4.37 ERA with 31 strikeouts and nine walks in 35 innings, but appeared to be the odd man out in the bullpen.

Takahashi had allowed a run in four of his last nine outings, including three home runs.

Greinke, who was acquired in a three-for-one deal for shortstop Jean Segura and minor league pitchers Ariel Pena and John Hellweg, will start Sunday's series finale against the Rays.

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Zack Greinke Trade: Angels Finalize Swap With Brewers

The Los Angeles Angels have officially announced their blockbuster trade on Friday afternoon. The club was in the mix to land Zack Greinke all week long, and they outbid the Rangers, Braves and others to land the Brewers' ace pitcher. The move comes about three days before the non-waiver trade deadline would pass.

Greinke, 28, went 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA (123 IP - 47 ER) in 21 starts this season with Milwaukee. He spent the 2011 campaign with the Brewers, compiling a 16-6 mark with a 3.83 ERA (171.2 IP - 73 ER) in 28 starts. The 16 wins matched his career-high set in 2009 with KC when he claimed the American League Cy Young Award.

The righty out of Orlando, Florida has had quite a career in the big leagues. The right-hander has averaged 32 starts and 206 IP over the last four full seasons. His best season came in 2009 when he went 16-8 with six complete games, an A.L-leading 2.16 ERA (229.1 IP - 55 ER) and 242 strikeouts, taking home the A.L. Cy Young Award. The 2009 all-star is currently in the final year of a four-year contract (2009-12) and owns an all-time record of 85-76 with a 3.79 ERA (1402.2 IP - 590 ER) in 259 games, including 218 starts.

Greinke will become a free agent at the end of the season. He is expected to receive a payday upwards of $100 million.

As for the prospects heading to Milwaukee, they are all highly regarded. Shortstop Jean Segura was the No. 1 prospect in the system following the graduation of Mike Trout. Ariel Pena has the potential to be a setup man or even a closer one day if he harnesses his control. John Hellweg projects to be a No. 3 or No. 4 starter at the next level.

Greinke already has one big fan in Anaheim.

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Zack Greinke Trade: Angels Send Three Highly Regarded Prospects To Brewers

The Los Angeles Angels have made a huge splash with just three days remaining before the July 31 trade deadline. The club acquired Brewers ace Zack Greinke in exchange for three prospects, all of which were ranked in the Angels' top-10 entering the year.

Jean Segura, a shortstop, was the No. 2 prospect in the system behind only Mike Trout. Just 22 years old, Segura hit .294 in Double-A ball this season with a .749 OPS and 33 steals on 46 attempts. He projects to be the new Brewers starting shortstop from the day he arrives. He made his MLB debut on Tuesday with the Angels, going 0-for-3.

John Hellweg, 23, is a right-handed pitcher currently in Double-A. He comes in at 6'9'' and 210 pounds. He was the Angels' No. 4 prospect entering the season, and it appears the jury is still out on whether or not he'll make it as a starter or if he'll move to a late-inning bullpen role. Hellweg has a record of 5-10 this season with an ERA 3.38 and average strikeout and walk numbers.

Ariel Pena was the No. 9 prospect in the system. Here is what Keith Law of ESPN had to say about him after naming Pena a sleeper prospect in the organization.

Right-hander Ariel Pena doesn't have a lot of command right now, but he's got a fastball up to 97 mph and a wipeout slider that misses a ton of bats. He'll need to throw more strikes and find an effective weapon against lefties -- who had a .428 OBP against him in the Cal League -- to profile as a starter.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Angels Acquire Zack Greinke From Brewers, According To Source

The Angels have acquired Zack Greinke, according to reports.

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