Twins Ship Nolasco, Meyer to Angels For Santiago, Busenitz
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were busy at the MLB trade deadline sending starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco to the Los Angeles Angels.
Along with Nolasco the Twins have sent right-hander Alex Meyer and cash to the Angels for starting pitcher Hector Santiago, and Double-A reliever Alan Busenitz.
Santiago is 10-4 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 starts while making $5 million this year and eligible for free agency after the 2017 season. He was All-Star last season.
The 33-year-old Nolasco went 15-22 with a 5.44 ERA for the Twins since signing a $49 million, four-year contract before the 2014 season. Meyer was acquired prior to the 2013 season from Washington for center fielder Denard Span.
The move comes after the Twins traded left-handed reliever Fernando Abad to Boston for minor league pitcher Pat Light.