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