Angels acquire LHP Andrew Heaney from Dodgers

Club sends INF Howie Kendrick to Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO, CA - The Angels today acquired LHP Andrew Heaney (pronounced HEE-nee) from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for INF Howie Kendrick. Today's announcement was made by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.

Heaney, 23, was traded by the Marlins to the Dodgers earlier today (six-player deal). The Oklahoma City, OK native was originally selected in the first round by Miami (9th overall) in the 2012 Amateur Draft. Heaney is listed as the Marlins' No. 1 prospect for 2015 according to Baseball Prospectus.

Ranked as MLB.com's No. 1 left-handed prospect in the minors entering the 2014 season, the 6'2", 190-pound hurler began the campaign with Double-A Jacksonville and was promoted to Triple-A New Orleans in May. Heaney combined to go 9-6 with a 3.28 ERA (137.1 IP - 50 ER) and 143 strikeouts in 24 games at the minor league level (23 starts). He made his Major League debut on June 19, 2014 against the New York Mets (6 IP - 1 ER) and pitched in seven games (five starts) in 2014 with Miami (5.83 ERA; 29.1 IP - 19 ER).

In 2013, the lefty combined to go 9-3 with 1.60 ERA (95.1 IP - 17 ER) in 19 games (18 starts) between Single-A Jupiter and Jacksonville. He was promoted to Jacksonville on July 30 and went 4-1 with a 2.94 ERA (33.2 IP - 11 ER) in six starts with the Suns. Between Jupiter and Jacksonville, he compiled a 34-inning scoreless streak. Heaney also participated in the Arizona Fall League, going 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA (27.2 IP - 6 ER) in seven starts for Glendale. The southpaw entered 2014 as the Marlins' top prospect by Baseball America.

In Heaney's junior season at Oklahoma State in 2012, he pitched to an 8-2 record and a 1.60 ERA (118.1 IP - 21 ER) leading all NCAA pitchers with 140 strikeouts. Heaney was named Big 12 Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Year and as a first team All-American by several publications, including Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.

Heaney graduated from Putnam City High School in Warr Acres, Oklahoma. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 24th round of the 2009 Draft, but did not sign, opting to enroll at Oklahoma State University. In the summer of 2011, he pitched for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Kendrick, 31, hit .293 (181/617) with 85 runs scored, 33 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 75 RBI in 157 games for the Angels in 2014. A former 10th-round draft pick by the Halos in 2002, Kendrick has amassed a .292 (1204/4117) average with 249 doubles, 30 triples, 78 home runs and 501 RBI during his nine-year career. The second baseman leaves the club ranking in the Top 10 in several of the franchise's all-time lists, including average (.292, 4th), doubles (249, 5th), hits (1,204, 6th), triples (30, T7th), runs (534, 9th) and games (1,081, 9th).