The Angels acquired another All Star today to bolster their rotation. It was announced that Zack Greinke has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Los Angeles Angels for three minor league players. The deal includes the Angels number one prospect shortstop Jean Segura.
Greinke is currently 9-3 with a 3.44 ERA. He was traded to the Brewers in 2011 after posting a 16-8 record in 2009. He also won the AL Cy Young award that year.
The Angels were looking to add to their rotation with injuries to Ervin Santana and Dan Haren. With a rotation that includes CJ Wilson, Jered Weaver, Haren, and now Greinke, the Angels look to have a solid rotation as they make a playoff push.
The Brewers will get Segura and two Double A pitchers. Before being called up, Segura was batting .294 with 33 stolen bases in 94 games for Double A Arkansas.