The Los Angeles Angels acquired starting pitcher Andrew Heaney from the Los Angeles Dodgers this evening, sending second baseman Howie Kendrick to Chavez Ravine. The Angels pick up the #1 Baseball America prospect of the Miami Marlins, where Heaney started the day.
The Marlins for some reason sent Heaney with second baseman Enrique Hernandez (or Kiké), reliever Chris Hatcher, and catcher Austin Barnes to the Dodgers for infielder Dee Gordon, starter Dan Haren, and $10 million cash. The $10 million covers Haren if he does not decide to retire, which he has threatened to do previously if traded outside of Los Angeles, but the Miami Hearld's Clark Spencer says the Marlins get the $10 million regardless of Haren's choice.
As for the Oakland Athletics' AL West opponents, here's the full summary of the financial impact on the Angels:
Heaney, obviously, was devastated to leave the team he had been on for about four hours or so:
The Angels now have an even bigger middle infield depth problem than they started the day with, though they may not have to worry too much about the luxury tax threshold if they want to go after a free agent or take salary off the hands of a team like the Phillies, who still have Chase Utley after trading Jimmy Rollins to, oh, you guessed it, the Los Angeles Dodgers.