This trade deadline, there are a few teams who are looking for some back-end of the bullpen help. The Los Angeles Angels are one of those teams. The San Diego Padres have some veterans to trade that aren’t really a part of the future, including closer Huston Street.
Well what do you know? We have a trade match.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 19, 2014
Why Lindsey? Well, Chase Headley is probably gone, if not by the 31st, then this off-season as a free agent. Jedd Gyorko has been injured, but he is signed long-term. He also moved to second because of Headley, when he was originally a third baseman, so he can slide right over to the hot corner. What about Lindsey? Well, coming into this season he was the 93rd rank prospsect according to Baseball America. He was the 37th pick in the 2010 draft. This year in Triple-A he has a line of .247/.323/.400 with eight homers and 30 RBI in 75 games. Last year in AA, he had a .274/.339/.441 line with 17 homers and 56 RBI. Alvarez is a power bullpen arm. In Double-A this year, he has no record but a 0.33 ERA and a .85 WHIP. He’s struck out 38 in 28 innings. Per Jim Bowden, shorstop Jose Rondon is one of the minor leaguers the Padres are getting.
The deal will be officially announced after tonight’s game.
UPDATE (8:56 p.m. PDT) Sixth round draft selection in 2013, Trevor Gott is the minor league player headed to the Angels with Huston Street. He is 0-0, with an ERA of 4.63 in 11 2/3 innings for the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League.