The Angels have agreed to a trade with the Brewers for Zack Greinke, adding to a stacked rotation and grabbing the biggest prize available on the July trade market.
The deal will send shortstop Jean Segura, considered a top prospect, and minor-leaguers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg to the Brewers, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com Friday night.
Greinke joins a rotation that already includes Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Dan Haren, and makes the Angels even stronger as they try to overtake the Rangers in the American League West. The strong rotation would also make the Angels a favorite in October.
The Angels beat out a strong field to land Greinke. The White Sox, Rangers and Braves all wanted him badly, and will now be forced to consider other options.
Texas will likely turn to James Shields. It's not as clear who the White Sox and Braves will pursue next.
Foxsports.com was first to report the deal.