MLB notebook: Angels ship Ervin Santana to Royals
BY Associated Press
Thursday, November 01, 2012
11/01/12 at 5:07 AM
The Los Angeles Angels traded left-hander Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league reliever Brandon Sisk.
The Angels exercised Santana's $13 million option for next season before trading the Dominican veteran and cash to the Royals.
Santana has been a fixture in Los Angeles' rotation since 2005, going 96-80 with a 4.33 ERA while spending his entire career with the Angels.
Royals decline option on closer Soria: The Royals have declined their 2013 option on Joakim Soria after he missed all of last season because of Tommy John surgery, making the former All-Star closer a free agent.
The Royals chose to exercise a $750,000 buyout clause on the right-hander Wednesday rather than the $8 million option for next season.
Soriano opts out of last year of deal with Yankees: Reliever Rafael Soriano has opted out of the final year of his contract with the New York Yankees and will likely seek a long-term deal in free agency.
Soriano was set to make $14 million next season. Instead, the Yankees will pay him a $1.5 million buyout. New York can make him a qualifying offer of $13.3 million. If Soriano signs with another team, the Yankees will get draft compensation.
The right-hander signed a three-year, $35 million deal with New York before the 2011 season.