Royals acquire Ervin Santana from Angels

The Kansas City Royals acquired pitcher Ervin Santana along with cash considerations from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for pitcher Brandon Sisk.

The Angels exercised the $13 million option on Santana's contract before dealing him.

The 29-year-old righty is coming off a disappointing 2012 campaign, finishing 9-13 with a 5.16 ERA over 30 starts, but went 4-3 with a 3.63 ERA over the final two months of the regular season. Santana has spent his entire career with Los Angeles, posting a 96-80 record overall, good for the seventh most wins on the Angels' all-time list.

Perhaps the greatest accolade of his eight-year career occurred on July 27, 2011, when he tossed the eighth no-hitter in Angels' history against the Cleveland Indians.

Sisk, who pitched with Triple-A Omaha in 2012, will head to Los Angeles in the deal. He posted a 3-2 record and recorded eight saves while pitching to a 2.54 ERA in 50 appearances. He has never appeared in a major league game.