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Report: Tyler Skaggs is player to be named in Angels' deal for Haren

July 25, 2010 |  6:34 pm

The Arizona Republic is reporting that the player to be named in the trade that brought ace Dan Haren to the Angels on Sunday is Tyler Skaggs, a 19-year-old left-hander who is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Angels' farm system.

Skaggs, a former Santa Monica High School star, was a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds of the 2009 draft. He is 8-4 with a 3.61 earned-run average in 19 games, 14 of them starts, for Class-A Cedar Rapids (Iowa).

Angels left-hander Joe Saunders, a big-league rotation mainstay for the last four years, was the centerpiece of the package the Angels sent to Arizona for Haren, a three-time All-Star.

The other two Angels minor leaguers named in the deal were fringe prospect Rafael Rodriguez, a triple-A right-hander, and highly regarded prospect Patrick Corbin, a left-hander who has split this season between Cedar Rapids and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.

-- Mike DiGiovanna in Arlington, Texas

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