Angels ship RHP Ervin Santana to Royals in trade

The Angels are more interested in developing Richards and attempting to re-sign Greinke, who went 6-2 with a 3.53 ERA during his impressive but brief stint with Los Angeles.

The Angels haven’t announced whether they’ll pick up Haren’s $15.5 million option for next season before Friday’s deadline, and Dipoto gave no hints Wednesday. The club is thought to be shopping Haren, who had a career-worst 4.33 ERA and spent time on the disabled list for the first time.

Sisk spent last season with Triple-A Omaha, going 3-2 with a 2.54 ERA and eight saves. He’s pitching in the Venezuelan winter league and has never pitched in the majors, but Dipoto is eager to see what the 27-year-old can do in spring training.

Los Angeles could use any bullpen help after a mostly dismal season.

“He’s always had the deceptive ability to miss bats,” Dipoto said. “He’s done it at every minor league level, and hasn’t had the opportunity to showcase it in the big leagues. We don’t know if that’s going to happen. Worst-case scenario is we’re building much-needed depth and building toward creating a little bigger fishnet (in the minors).”

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