HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Trent Thornton.
The trade was announced by both teams Saturday.
#Astros announce they've acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz from Toronto for RHP Trent Thornton. Astros 40-man roster is at 35 players— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 17, 2018
The 28-year-old Diaz hit .263 with 26 doubles and a career-high 18 home runs in 130 games with the Blue Jays.
Thornton is a 25-year-old right-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.42 ERA in 24 games at Triple-A Fresno last season.
While giving up RHP Trent Thornton who was in Triple-A, the #Astros acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz who made the National League All-Star team as a rookie with the Cardinals in 2016, hitting .300 with 17 home runs and 65 RBIs in 111 games.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 17, 2018