The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran infielder Mike Moustakas from Colorado moments after their 25-1 victory over the Rockies on Saturday night.
The Rockies got minor league right-hander Connor Van Scoyoc, who was 4-3 with a 2.76 ERA in 11 starts at Class A Tri-City this season.
Moustakas hit .270 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 47 games with the Rockies after joining them in spring training.
The trade marks a return home for the Los Angeles native, who hasn’t played farther west than Colorado in his 12-year MLB career.
The Rockies got minor league right-hander Connor Van Skoyk, who was 4-3 with a 2.76 ERA in 11 starts in Class A Tri-City this season.
Moustakas hit .270 with four homers and 17 RBI in 37 games with the Rockies after joining spring training.
“We’ll mix and match and work it out,” said Angels manager Phil Nevin, whose team has lost Anthony Rendon, Gil Urschella and Zach Neto to injuries over the past two weeks. “This week, the lineup doesn’t have the depth that we had all season. We feel like we have that depth now.”
Moustakas has been on five playoff teams and was the starting third baseman for Kansas City when the Royals won the 2015 World Series.
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