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Los Angeles Angels Acquire Zack Greinke


In what is the biggest move so far this season, the Los Angeles Angels have acquired Zack Greinkefrom the

Milwaukee Brewers.  The Angels sent Jean Segura and two minor leaguers to Milwaukee.

Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports first reported the transaction.

The two minor leaguers were originally unknown, but Rosenthal has since confirmed they are Ariel Pena and John Hellweg.

Pena is just 23 years old and has a career 3.37 ERA in six minor league seasons.  He made it to the Triple-A level but started this year at Double-A.  He is still at the Double-A level, but will likely be called up soon.  He has a 2.99 ERA in 19 starts this year.

Hellweg is 23 and has a 3,99 ERA over five minor league seasons.  He is at the Double-A level right now and has a 3.38 ERA in 21 starts this year.

The Brewers are banking on both pitchers to be Major League-ready in the next couple years.  The Brewers, while changing, are not giving up on their future.  They are simply re-loading – not even rebuilding.  Pena and Hellweg can help.

Greinke has a 9-3 record this year with a 3.44 ERA.  Since he was first placed on the trading block, he has struggled.  His ERA has risen from the high 2’s to where it stands now.  However, now that everything is finalized, it’s a safe to assume he will settle in and help the Angels on a play-off run.