LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Mark Trumbo from the Anaheim Angels in a deal involving the Chicago White Sox. The 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 clubs.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Catcher J.P. Arencibia (ar-ehn-SEE’-bee-uh) has come to terms on a $1.8 million, one-year contract with Texas to likely be a back-up to starter Geovany Soto. Arencibia hit .194 with 21 homers, 18 doubles and 55 RBIs in a career-high 138 games this year for Toronto.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have picked up starting pitcher Brett Anderson and cash from the Oakland Athletics for lefty Drew Pomeranz and minor league right-hander Chris Jensen. The 25-year-old Anderson was the Athletics’ starter on opening day this year before going 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA in five starts and 16 appearances. Pomeranz went 0-4 with a 6.23 ERA in 21 2/3 innings over four starts and eight outings for 21 2-3 innings for the Rockies last season, while Jensen pitched for Class-A Modesto.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson says no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns football coach Mack Brown. Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com cited two unidentified sources who said Brown will announce he is stepping down by week’s end. There has been speculation about Brown’s future in Austin since even before the season started, and it became rampant after blowout losses to BYU and Mississippi in September.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have placed running back Brandon Jacobs on season-ending injured reserve, two days after a knee injury kept him out for a second straight game. Jacobs finished the season with 238 yards rushing and four touchdowns.