The Los Angeles Angels traded slugging outfielder-first baseman Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Chicago White Sox.
Pitcher Hector Santiago moved from the White Sox to the Angels, outfielder Adam Eaton from the Diamondbacks to Chicago, and lefthander Tyler Skaggs from Arizona to Los Angeles. Arizona also will receive a player to be named or cash from each of the other clubs in the deal made at the winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Trumbo hit .234 with 34 homers and 100 RBIs this past season, getting much of his playing time at first base because Albert Pujols was hurt. But he was deemed superfluous by Los Angeles, which needs starting pitching behind Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Garrett Richards.
OLYMPICS Reigning Olympic men's figure skating champion Evan Lysacek will miss the Sochi Games because of a torn labrum in his left hip.
Lysacek tore the labrum, along with another muscle in his abdomen, during a fall in August. He pursued an aggressive course of treatment and returned to the ice in October. But the "excruciating pain" intensified as he increased his training, and doctors told him that he was risking permanent damage if he continued.
Lysacek made his announcement on the Today show. Earlier, he told the Associated Press he's "crushed" at not being able to compete and represent the United States in Sochi.
IOC president Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human-rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."
COLLEGES A Southwestern College player who won $20,000 by hitting a half-court shot during an Oklahoma City Thunder game can keep the money for use as a scholarship, the NAIA said.
Cameron Rodriguez nailed the promotional shot Nov. 18 during the Thunder's home game against the Denver Nuggets.