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Angels acquire Huston Street from Padres

The sides have agreed on a six-player deal that will send three top prospects to San Diego.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Huston Street from the San Diego Padres, both teams announced on Friday night. The Padres will receive prospects Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, R.J. Alvarez and Elliot Morris in exchange for Street and minor league pitcher Trevor Gott.

The Angels have reportedly been pursuing Street and Padres starter Ian Kennedy in recent days, but the sides were said not to be matching up on a deal for Kennedy. Instead of a bigger deal involving Kennedy, the Angels will part with a good chunk of their farm system to solidify their bullpen with the addition of an All-Star closer in Street.

Street, who recently said that he expected either himself or teammate Joaquin Benoit to be dealt before the trade deadline, has posted a 1.09 ERA and 24 saves in 33 innings with the Padres this season. He has reportedly drawn interest from teams looking for bullpen help such as the Pirates, Orioles and Giants, but now will join an Angels bullpen that has received a boost from new additions Jason Grilli and Joe Thatcher in the last couple of weeks. He will immediately become the team's closer, replacing Joe Smith, who has been strong in the role since taking over for Ernesto Frieri. Street is under team control for next season due to the $7 million team option on his contract for 2015.

Gott, 21, is a right-handed reliever who has a combined 2-4 record, 3.56 ERA and 16 saves in 43 innings with High-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio on the season. The 2013 sixth-round pick was not ranked by Baseball America as one of San Diego's top 30 prospects before the season, and projects as a late-inning reliever or closer at the major league level.

Lindsey, who was ranked by Baseball America before the season as the Angels' top prospect, is a second baseman who has hit .247/.323/.400 in 75 games with Triple-A Salt Lake so far this season. The 22-year old was a first-round pick (37th overall) in the 2010 draft and was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 93 prospect in baseball before the season, with his main strength being hitting for contact.

Rondon, 20, entered the season as the Angels' 12th-best prospect, according to Baseball America. The shortstop has spent his season with High-A Inland Empire, hitting .327/.362/.418 in 72 games. He has a reputation as a four-tool player who is strong in every category minus power, and is an above-average fielder and runner.

Morris, 22, was 3-3 with a 4.17 ERA in nine starts with Class-A Inland Empire with 40 strikeouts and 28 walks in 45⅓ innings. The Halos selected Morris in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.

Alvarez, who was ranked as the Angels' fourth-best prospect after last season, has pitched to a 0.33 ERA in 27 innings out of the bullpen for Double-A Arkansas so far this season. The 23-year old was the Angels' third-round pick in 2012, and has been a consistently good reliever in the minor leagues for his entire career.