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give up prized pitchers to Angels in blockbuster trade

Los Angeles Angels acquire Giolito and Lopez from White Sox, trade prospects.

The Los Angeles Angels have made a significant trade with the Chicago White Sox, acquiring right-handed starter Lucas Giolito and reliever Reynaldo Lopez. In exchange, the White Sox will receive prospects Edgar Quero and Ky Bush. This trade comes after reports that the Angels will not be trading Shohei Ohtani, their two-way superstar.

Lucas Giolito has shown improvement in his game this season by increasing his velocity and utilizing his slider more frequently. He currently holds a 3.79 ERA and an impressive 3.12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 21 starts. Giolito will join an Angels rotation that has struggled throughout the season.

Reynaldo Lopez, on the other hand, has a 4.29 ERA in 43 appearances as a reliever. Both Giolito and Lopez will provide much-needed depth and talent to the Angels' pitching staff.

In return, the White Sox will receive two promising prospects in Edgar Quero and Ky Bush. Bush, ranked as the Angels' third-best prospect, has shown great potential as a left-handed pitcher. He posted a 3.67 ERA and a 3.48 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 21 starts last season.

This trade is a significant move for both teams. The Angels strengthen their pitching staff with the addition of Giolito and Lopez, while the White Sox acquire promising prospects for their future. It will be interesting to see how these players perform in their new teams and how this trade impacts the remainder of the season for both the Angels and the White Sox.

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