Tyler Skaggs Completes Dan Haren Trade

As widely reported and all but formally acknowledged, Tyler Skaggs is now officially the final piece in the Dan Haren trade.

Here's the team release:

(PHOENIX) - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs from the Los Angeles Angels to complete the July 25 trade for Dan Haren, according to D-backs' interim General Manager Jerry Dipoto.

Skaggs, 19, was named the Angels eighth-best prospect by Baseball America prior to the 2010 season. He went 8-4 with a 3.61 ERA (33 ER in 82.1 IP) and .252 opponents average (78-for-309) with 21 walks and 82 strikeouts in 19 games (14 starts) with Single-A Cedar Rapids this season, garnering Midwest League All-Star honors.

He limited right-handed hitters to a .229 average (48-for-210) with 60 strikeouts, while holding the opposition to 2 runs or less in 11 of his 14 starts. In 24 games (15 starts) over two seasons in the Angels organization, he went 8-4 with a 3.41 ERA (35 ER in 92.1 IP) and .249 opponents average (87-for-349) with 23 walks and 95 strikeouts.

Skaggs was selected by the Angels in the supplemental round (40th overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.

Skaggs will report to Single-A South Bend.

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