The 28-year-old right-hander is 9-3 with a 3.44 earned run average in 21 starts for the Brewers this season. Last year, he was 16-6 for Milwaukee, with his wins matching his career-high set with Kansas City in 2009 when he tallied 242 strikeouts.
“It should be fun. They are a great team,” Greinke said. “After the first month of the season, they have been one of the best teams in baseball. There is a lot of talent there, a lot of great players. The pitching staff will be pretty incredible.”
The Angels’ pitching rotation also includes All-Stars Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson, and Dan Haren. The team (55-45) is in second place, four games behind the Texas Rangers in the four- team American League West division.
“We hope that this move will be not just a short-term gain, but one that’s good for the organization,” Dipoto said. “We’re excited to see what kind of a difference he can make.”
Under baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement, the Angels will not receive draft-pick compensation if Greinke leaves as a free agent after the season ends.
Greinke owns a career Major League Baseball record of 85-76 with a 3.79 ERA in 259 games over nine seasons.
The Angels sent infielder Jean Segura, and right-handed pitchers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg to Milwaukee.
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