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Angels to trade for closer Huston Street in deal with Padres

ANAHEIM, Calif.--The Angels will acquire closer Huston Street as part of a six-player deal that will send the San Diego Padres three of Anaheim's top prospects from the team's farm system.

In the trade, the Padres will receive triple-A second baseman Taylor Lindsey, double-A reliever R.J. Alvarez, whose fastball sits in the 97-mph range, and Class-A shortstop Jose Rondon, who played in Monday night's All-Star Futures Game.

The Angels are expected to officially announce the trade after Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

Street, 30, is 1-0 with a 1.09 earned-run average in 33 games for the Padres this season. He has converted 24 of 25 save opportunities, limited opponents to a .158 average, struck out 34, walked seven and allowed only 18 hits for an 0.76 WHIP (walks plus hits per inning).

His fastball isn't overpowering -- it usually sits in the 90-mph range -- but it has good sinking action and is effectively mixed with a slider and changeup.

Street, a 10-year veteran and two-time All-Star who also has pitched for Oakland (2005-2008) and Colorado (2010-2011), is in the final year of a five-year, $36-million contract that pays him $7 million this season and includes a very reasonable $7-million team option for 2015.

Street has a 35-27 career record and 2.87 ERA in 548 games, converting 258 of 300 save opportunities and limiting opponents to a .211 average.

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