Angels reacquire southpaw Skaggs

Three-way deal returns lefty to team that drafted him in '09

Tyler Skaggs went 6-10 with a 4.59 ERA in 19 outings for Reno in 2013. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

By John Parker / | December 10, 2013 11:54 AM ET

The Angels bolstered their pitching staff Tuesday, sending slugger Mark Trumbo to Arizona in a three-way deal that netted White Sox hurler Hector Santiago and left-hander Tyler Skaggs from the D-backs.

This will be Skaggs' second go-round with the Angels. The D-backs initially acquired him from the Angels in July 2010 in a deal that included right-hander Dan Haren.

Skaggs, a first-round pick (40th overall) out of Santa Monica High School in 2009, began the 2013 campaign as Arizona's top prospect -- he was ranked No. 10 in the Minors -- after posting a 2.87 ERA in 22 starts for Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno in 2012.

The southpaw, who turned 22 in July, had less success in 2013. Skaggs went 6-10 with a 4.59 ERA in 19 outings (17 starts) for Reno, striking out 115 batters in 109 2/3 frames.

Skaggs was also roughed up in seven Major League starts, going 2-3 with a 5.12 mark. Though his strikeout numbers were strong -- 36 in 38 2/3 innings -- Skaggs surrendered seven home runs in his big league outings while allowing just five all season in the Minors.

The Angels ranked 11th in the 15-team American League in staff ERA last season despite pitching in one the AL's most pitcher-friendly parks.

The D-backs will also receive two players to be named later (one from each of the White Sox and Angels) or cash as part of the deal.

John Parker is an editor for This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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