The Houston Astros have won the tender for right-handed Ricky Pressly of Minnesota Twins, one of the hottest wholesale brands in the trading market.
The Diamondbacks have traded for Eduardo Escobar, who will fill the gap in third place. Base was left by Jake Lamb, who was placed on the DL on Friday.
The Astros send right-handed Jorge Alcala and midfielder Gilberto Celestino to Minnesota for right-handed player Pressly, the teams announced.
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"He can bring a lot, he has a good arm and is successful in the 'spring', Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. "I do not know him, but I know his track record so he's someone we've looked at very intensively and knows he fits, how we pitch and he fits in many different roles for us."
To make room for Pressly on the list, the Astros option option Cionel Perez to Triple-A.
The Twins acquired Pressly usually 5 Draft in 2013 from the Boston Red Sox. He appeared in 281 games for Minnesota, scored 17-16 with a 3.75 ERA (317 IP, 132 ER), 108 walks and 282 strikeouts.
The twins were busy sellers. Earlier Friday, they sent switch-hit infielder Eduardo Escobar to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league right-hander Jhoan Duran and outfielders Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad.
Alcala, 22, Houston's 10th-ranked prospect, was signed by Astros in 2015 by Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic. The right-handed went 3-7 with a 3.29 ERA (79 1/3 IP, 29 ER), 35 walks, 82 strikeouts and 3 saves in 19 games (12 starts) between High-A Buies Creek and Double-A Corpus Christi [19659004Celestino19in15thplaceinHouston'ssystemwassignedin2016fromSantoDomingoDominicanRepublicTheoutfielderplayed36gamesbetweenSingle-ATriCityandDouble-ACorpusChristiscoring299(40-for-134)in36gameswith8doubles4homeruns21RBIsand14stolenbases