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HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Astros have traded Lucas Harrell to the D-backs in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later.

Harrell made the Astros starting rotation out of Spring Training but went 0-3 with a 9.39 ERA in three starts before being sent to Triple-A on April 16th.

Harrell will join the D-backs’ Triple-A team, the Reno Aces, in Las Vegas on Tuedsay.

“I’m excited,” Harrell told MLB.com “It’s a new opportunity. It’s a fresh start, a chance to go out there and work on some of the things I wasn’t doing well, which was causing me to be unsuccessful with the Astros. Hopefully I’ll get it all corrected and make it back to the big leagues.”

Harrell had a great 2012 season when he went 11-11 with a 3.76 ERA in 32 starts for the Astros, but couldn’t repeat the success in 2013, pitching most of the season in the bullpen. Harrell finished 2013 with a 6-17 record and a 5.86 ERA.

Harrell thanked the Astros organization before he left, specifically GM Jeff Luhnow for giving him a chance.

“The fans were great,” Harrell said. “Hopefully, [the Astros] will get everything figured out, what they want to figure out, and they can start winning some ballgames for the city. The city will be behind the team if they’re winning, and hopefully they can get back to where they were in 2005.”

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