KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals continued their busy early off-season Wednesday by trading for L.A. Angels starting pitcher Ervin Santana.
Santana, 29, went 9-13 in 2012 with the Angels putting up a 5.16 ERA. But he finished the season with a 3.63 ERA in his last 10 starts with 55 strikeouts in 62 innings.
In the trade, the Royals sent minor league reliever Brandon Sisk to Los Angeles. The Angels also sent cash to the Royals to help complete the trade.
“We’ve stated all along that starting pitching was a priority this season and acquiring someone with the resume of Ervin Santana immediately upgrades our rotation,” Royals GM Dayton Moore said in a release announcing the trade. “(Santana) has been an All-Star, has pitched in the post-season and has at least 16 wins in three different years, all of which adds a winning mindset to our clubhouse.”
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