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  • 2013 - Things heat up on the second day of the Winter Meetings at Lake Buena Vista, FL. In a three-team deal, the Angels send slugger Mark Trumbo to the Diamondbacks and receive Ps Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago, who comes over from the White Sox; in turn, the Pale Hose receive young OF Adam Eaton from the D-Backs. In another trade, the Athletics send veteran P Brett Anderson to Colorado for young hurlers Drew Pomeranz and Chris Jensen.
  • 2017 - The Veterans Committee of the Hall of Fame, looking at players from the “Modern Era” fropm 1970 to 1987, elects long -time Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell. They receive 14 and 13 of 16 votes respectively and will be inducted into Cooperstown in 2018 along with anyone elected via the BBWAA ballot. Ted Simmons misses election by one vote.

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