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Astros trade for Houston-native Austin Pruitt

Pruitt was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers.

HOUSTON — Welcome home Austin Pruitt.

The Houston Astros traded for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Austin Pruitt.

Houston sent two minor league players to Tampa Bay in exchange for Pruitt, who went to The Woodlands College Park High School.

Pruitt graduated high school in 2008 and finished his collegiate career at the University of Houston. The Rays drafted him in the ninth round of the 2013 draft.

In his career, Pruitt posted a 12-8 record and 4.87 ERA in 67 games, including 10 starts. He's a right-handed pitcher.

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The Astros sent the Rays righty Peyton Battenfield and minor league outfielder Cal Stevenson.

Houston designated right-handed pitcher Dean Deetz for assignment in order to make room for Pruitt on the 40-man roster.

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