The Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, and Arizona Diamondbacks have completed a three team deal that will send Mark Trumbo to Arizona, according to multiple reports. Here are the current details of the trade:
White Sox Receive: Adam Eaton (from D-Backs)
Angels Receive: Tyler Skaggs (from D-Backs) and Hector Santiago (from White Sox)
D-Backs Receive: Mark Trumbo (from Angels) and 2 PTBNL.
The White Sox jumped into this deal between the Angels and D-Backs this morning. Their GM came on MLB Network and said that "something exciting was coming." They may have been the team that really pushed the negotiations. The D-Backs have been looking to acquire Mark Trumbo for a few days now, as he provides rare right-handed power, something that teams are looking for. Trumbo's presense in Arizona puts Paul Goldschmidt's future at first base in question, as he can also play the outfield. The combination of those made for this three-team deal.
White Sox: The White Sox are receiving Adam Eaton, a 25-year old outfielder. Eaton was once a prominent prospect. Over his 88 major league games, Eaton has hit .254/.332/.373 with 5 home runs and 27 RBI. He has spent time at all three outfield positions, however he is more of a center/left fielder. From September 18th-23rd, Eaton hit .321 (9-for-28)/.355/.429 with 0 home runs and 6 RBI.
Angels: The Angels will be receiving Tyler Skaggs from the D-Backs and Hector Santiago from the White Sox. In 13 career starts, Skaggs is 3-6 with a 5.43 ERA. His best start of 2013 came against the Colorado Rockies, when he pitched 8 innings of shutout ball. He added five strikeouts. That shows that Skaggs can perform well on occasion. With a little more experience, he could be a good starter in the future. The Angels will also be receiving 26-year old Hector Santiago. He broke out in 2013, going 4-9 with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in 34 appearances (23 starts). He had a SO/9 of 8.3 and a BB/9 of 4.3. He could also be a good starter as he enters his prime into the future.
D-Backs: The Diamondbacks will be receiving Mark Trumbo, a powerful right-hander with a lot of power. In 2013, Trumbo hit .234/.294/.453 with 34 home runs and 100 RBI in 159 games with the Angels. The major question with Trumbo is if he can sustain his power even while posting a low OBP. The 1B/OF may have to either force Paul Goldschmidt to move to the outfield or play there himself. Over his career, Trumbo has hit .250/.299/.469 in four seasons with the Angels. His contract is through the 2017 season. The Diamondbacks will also be receiving two players to be named later.
The Angels confirmed the reports on Twitter.