Astros trade pitcher for infielder Aledmys Diaz from Blue Jays

Aledmys Diaz #1 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre on July 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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.

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.