Angels acquire pitcher Zack Greinke

July 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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ANAHEIM, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels acquired Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Zack Greinke in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, LA General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday.

The Brewers staff ace went to the Angels in exchange for shortstop Jean Segura and Class AA pitchers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg.

Greinke has compiled a 9-3 record with a 3.44 ERA in 21 starts for Milwaukee this season. Stretching back to last year, the right-hander has won 15 straight home starts -- the longest such streak in franchise history.

He has compiled an 85-76 record with a 3.79 ERA in 259 career games, including 218 starts.

Greinke goes to a second-place Angels team that is five games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West but is tied for the lead in the AL wild-card standings.

The key player for Milwaukee in the deal is 22-year-old Segura, who was batting .294 with seven homers and 40 RBI in 94 games for Class AA Arkansas.

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