Angels acquire RHP Ricky Nolasco from Twins for LHP Hector Santiago

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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Minnesota Twins have traded Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for left-handed starter Hector Santiago and a minor-league player.

Santiago, 28, is 10-4 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 starts this season, and has a 3.68 ERA over five major-league seasons, two with the White Sox and three with the Angels.

Nolasco, 33, heads back to his southern California home after two and a half mostly disappointing seasons for the Twins. He pitched one of his best games of his Minnesota tenure on Friday, allowing three hits and one run over eight innings against the White Sox. But his three-season totals since signing a four-year, $49 million contract in December 2013: 15-22 and a 5.44 ERA.