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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2012 10:28 pm
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After years of waiting for Ervin Santana to become a more consistent starter, or a pitcher whose results would line up more regularly with his stuff, the Angels on Wednesday traded the right-hander to the Royals.

Up against a deadline to exercise a $13 million option for 2013 on Santana, nearing a similar decision on Dan Haren's $15.5 million option, and wishing to conserve resources to make a run at free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke, the Angels had been in negotiations with the Royals for at least a week. In the agreement, the Angels picked up Santana's option, then traded the pitcher to the Royals for left-hander Brandon Sisk, a 27-year-old minor-league reliever. The Angels will cover part of Santana's contract for '13.

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