The Houston Astros acquired minor league pitcher Tyler Lumsden from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for a player to be named or cash.

The Houston Astros acquired minor league pitcher Tyler Lumsden from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for a player to be named or cash.
The 25-year-old lefty went 3-13 with a 7.21 ERA in 28 games this season, including 18 starts, for Triple-A Omaha. He is playing in the Puerto Rican Winter League and is 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA in four games.
General manager Ed Wade acknowledged that Lumsden’s numbers weren’t good, but he said Astros scouts think Lumsden has potential.
“He’s a big, strong lefty, and he’s only 25 years old,” Wade said. “He has remaining options, so we’ll get him into Kissimmee, evaluate him and give him a chance to compete. At the very least, Tyler provides us with some more young depth.”
Lumsden is 26-25 with a 4.89 ERA in 95 career minor league appearances. He was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the June 2004 draft, then acquired by the Royals along with Daniel Cortes for Mike MacDougal in July 2006.
Lumsden was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday.