Apr 15, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Lucas Harrell pitches during the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks acquire Lucas Harrell from Astros

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros were able to pull off a trade earlier today which will send right-handed starting pitcher Lucas Harrell to Arizona for either cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Harrell, 28, was designated for assignment by the Houston Astros last week. Harrell made 22 starts with the Astros in their first year in the American League. He pitched through 153 and two-third innings while carrying a 6-17 win/loss record.

The four year starter was tagged for 100 earned runs off 174 hits with 88 walks and only 89 strikeouts with an ERA 5.86 of under his belt. Harrell continued to allow opposing hitters put the ball in play, allowing 19 hits through three starts. Arizona’s newly acquired pitcher only managed to make it through 12 and one-third innings with a horrifying 9.49 ERA.

Arizona will be assigned to Triple-A Reno. The Diamondbacks are currently at the bottom of the National League when it comes to pitching. They’ve played through 28 games already and only have a combined record of 8-20 with a team 5.17 ERA.

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