UPDATES & NEWS
Ervin Santana allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six batters over 7.1 innings against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Santana has finally started to get his act together, having now allowed three runs or less in four straight starts. He is now sitting 7-5 with a 3.93 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 16 starts, while maintaining a respectable 92:29 K:BB rate over 103.0 innings. Now that his batting average against (.267 BAA) is starting to move towards his career mark of .254, the bump sin the road should be over for Santana as long as he continues to have a strangle hold on his command. He will look to keep trending int he right direction when he takes on the Mets on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Angels have traded Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers.
The Angels were done with Hamilton after his relapse and following shenanigans, with the Angels acting very inappropriately considering the situation. He'll be sent to his former club, the Rangers, and there will not be a player coming back in the deal to the Angels. Hopefully a (sort of) fresh start with Texas will help Hamilton to bounce back. Analysis: Ben Diamond