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Former Astros pitcher Lucas Harrell signs with KBO team

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Former Astros starter Lucas Harrell has found a home with the LG Twins of the Korea Professional Baseball League.

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Former Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell has signed a $900,000, one-year deal deal with the LG Twins - as reported by the Yonhap News Agency.

When we last checked on Lucas Harrell, the Astros designated him for assignment after a 0-3 start to the 2014 season with 9.49 ERA. He was later traded to the Diamondbacks, and sent to Triple-A Reno. With the Aces, Harrell appeared in 22 games (20 starts) with a 5.15 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP. The Diamondbacks released Harrell in August.

Harrell showed promise after a 11-11 (3.76 ERA in 193.2 IP) campaign in 2012, and was considered for the Astros' Opening Day start in 2013. He was never able to recover from injury and a rough opening to the 2013 season, leading the league in losses (17), walks (88), and fourth in earned runs allowed (100).

The Korea Professional Baseball League begins playing baseball in March. TCB will check in on Mr. Harrell from time to time.