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Angels acquire All-Star closer for prospects

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott from the Padres for four prospects in a trade announced late Friday night.

Los Angeles sent 2B Taylor Lindsey, SS Jose Rondon and RHPs R.J. Alvarez and Elliot Morris to San Diego. Lindsey, Rondon and Alvarez were all considered among the Angels' top prospects.

Street has 24 saves in 25 opportunities and a 1.09 ERA in 33 games this season. He'll take over closer duties for Los Angeles, which has the AL's second-best record behind the West-leading A's.

"Huston's 30 years old, and arguably having his best season as a major-leaguer," Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said. "He's been one of the more consistent closers in baseball over time and one of the highest percentage conversion guys in the league for a number of years."

ACE TARGETS 2015: Yankees LHP CC Sabathia, out for the season with a right knee injury, said he's glad doctors recommended an arthroscopic cleanup rather than microfracture surgery, which would have required perhaps an 18-month recovery. He said he's confident he will be on the mound in spring training.

CARDINALS: OF Matt Holliday left in the fifth inning when his head hit Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez's knee. Concussion tests were negative.

DODGERS: RHP Josh Beckett, on the disabled list with a right hip impingement, threw off a mound and said he felt better than expected. He's hoping to return to the mound Tuesday. … RF Yasiel Puig was removed in the eighth inning with a sore left hand. Puig was hit on the hand by a pitch in the third.

MARLINS: RHP Henderson Alvarez left in the third inning after being struck on the left leg by a grounder.

RANGERS: RF Alex Rios left in the first inning after spraining his right ankle on a swing. X-rays were negative.

RED SOX: OF Shane Victorino, who has been limited to 21 games this season because of back and hamstring injuries, was activated from the 15-day disabled list. OF Mookie Betts was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

ROCKIES: All-Star SS Troy Tulowitzki left in the fourth inning with a cramp in his left thigh. Tulowitzki grabbed his leg while he was running out a ground ball to shortstop.

Angels acquire All-Star closer for prospects 07/19/14 [Last modified: Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:15pm]
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