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 left-hander Tyler Skaggs from Arizona to Los Angeles.

Arizona also will receive a player to be determined or cash from each of the other clubs in the deal.

Trumbo hit .234 with 34 homers and 100 RBIs this year, 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.

Trumbo was used to hearing his name in trade talk.

"I think it's been rumored for years now," he said. "I knew that this one was a serious thing."

He'll join a batting order that includes Paul Goldschmidt, who led the N.L. with 125 RBIs and tied for the league lead in home runs with 36.

"We all addressed some of our biggest needs," Arizona general manager Kevin Towers said.

Santiago was 4-9 with a 3.56 ERA in 23 starts and 11 relief appearances. Eaton hit .252 with three homers, 22 RBIs and 44 strikeouts in 250 at-bats for the Diamondbacks this year.

Skaggs was 2-3 with a 5.12 ERA in seven starts this year for Arizona.

Tigers: A person familiar with the negotiations says outfielder Rajai Davis and the Detroit Tigers are closing in on an agreement for a two-year contract worth $9 million to $10 million.

Davis, 33, spent the last three seasons with Toronto. An eight-year major league veteran, Davis also has played for Pittsburgh (2006-07), the Giants (2007-08) and the A's (2008-10).

Mulder comeback: Former A's pitcher Mark Mulder told he is attempting a comeback. Mulder, 36, retired in 2009 after two surgeries on his left shoulder.

Mulder said he began considering a return to the game when he saw Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Paco Rodriguez on television and saw something in Rodriguez's delivery he believed would work for him.

Mulder recently threw off the mound for three unspecified teams in Arizona. He hopes to audition for more teams and land an invitation to spring training.

Writing award: The New Yorker's Roger Angell won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing, the first writer to earn the honor who was never a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Angell, 93, will be honored during the Hall of Fame's induction weekend July 25-28 in Cooperstown, N.Y.