Brewers Trade RHP Zack Greinke to Los Angeles

By KBJR News 1

Brewers Trade RHP Zack Greinke to Los Angeles

July 27, 2012 Updated Jul 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM CDT

Milwaukee, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Milwaukee Brewers have traded starting pitcher Zack Greinke to Los Angeles in exchange for a trio of prospects, the team officially announced on Friday.

The Brewers will get shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers Ariel Pena and John Hellweg in return for Greinke, to whom the team reportedly offered a five-year, $100 million contract extension earlier this month.

The right-hander helped Milwaukee to the National League Championship Series in the 2011 season, but he had made it clear he wanted to test free agency this offseason.

This year with the Brewers, Greinke had posted a (9-3) record in 21 starts with 122 strikeouts and a 3.44 earned run average.

Segura is the only player coming to Milwaukee with major league experience, having made his debut with the Angels this past Tuesday. The 22-year-old shortstop spent most of the year in Double-A, hitting .294 with 40 runs batted in in 94 games played.

Pena, meanwhile, has posted a (6-6) record with a 2.99 earned run average in Double-A ball this year. Hellweg is also at that level, having posted a (5-10) record and a 3.38 earned run average.