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Tampa Bay Rays trade Austin Pruitt to Astros

The Tampa Bay Rays sent right-handed pitcher Austin Pruitt to the Houston Astros for outfielder Cal Stevenson and pitcher Peyton Battenfield.

The 30-year-old Pruitt was drafted by Tampa Bay in the ninth round of the 2013 draft. He made his MLB debut in 2017 at the age of 27-years-old.

Pruitt has a career ERA of 4.87. He has logged 199.2 major league innings with 147 strikeouts and a 1.36 WHIP.

His career strikeout rate stands at 6.6 per nine with a respectable 2.3 walks per nine. Pruitt was born in Texas and attended the University of Houston.