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Arizona Diamondbacks Add to Pitching Unit Aquiring Lucas Harrell

April 28th, 2014 at 4:58 PM
By Earl Burnett

 'Lucas Harrell' photo (c) 2013, Keith Allison - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/  The Arizona Diamondbacks make a move to try and get a lift in the starting pitching department, by bringing in right hander Lucas Harrell acquired from the Astros. The only question is how much of an impact will this have in the D-backs rotation, it would seem that more than one pitcher will be the answer but any move is better than no move at all.

 

Harrell is 28 years of age and has a career record of 18-33 and a 4.84 ERA, recently  with the Astros Harrell was 0-3 with an ERA 9.49 in three starts. These numbers look very similar to the current starting pitching and should keep the d-backs continuing to struggle their way out of a whole that may be to deep to get out of.

 

Harrell was acquired for a player to be named later and for cash, so that shows you this is a desperate attempt to try and catch lightning in a bottle from the 28 year old.

 

Kirk Gibson was quoted on a tweet "The reports say he's still got a pretty good arm" about Harrell, and that is a reach and maybe a vote of confidence to light a fire, but the team will send Harrell to triple A Reno to get him ready.

 

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