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December 11, 2013

Winter meetings see swaps

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The winter meetings got busy Tuesday with a three-team trade that sent slugger Mark Trumbo to Arizona, and Oakland dealt pitcher Brett Anderson to Colorado.

Halfway through the four-day swap session, the 15-foot-wide dais at the Dolphin Hotel near Walt Disney World has been used for three announcements involving player transactions — triple the total of last year’s inert meetings in Nashville, Tenn.

In the big deal of the day, the Chicago White Sox acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from Arizona for left-hander Hector Santiago, and the Diamondbacks then sent Santiago and left-hander Tyler Skaggs to the Angels for Trumbo. Arizona also will receive a player to be named or cash from each of the other teams.

“It’s nice when you’re able to have three clubs up here all feeling good about things,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said.

Arizona GM Kevin Towers was interested in another of Hahn’s players: pitcher Chris Sale. But Chicago doesn’t appear interested in dealing the 24-year-old left-hander.

“We would have talked about Mr. Sale,” Towers said. “I imagine we might have been doing something directly. But I still can’t get him to budge there.”

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