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Astros acquire Oliver Perez from Diamondbacks

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Astros add another left-handed arm to the bullpen.

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In the wee hour of the morning, the Astros added another arm to their bullpen. Houston traded for Diamondbacks left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez in exchange for  left-handed pitcher Junior Garcia.

Perez, 33, was 2-1 in 48 relief appearances for the D-backs in 2015 with a 3.10 ERA (10ER/29IP) while posting a .223 opponents batting average and 37 strikeouts in 29.0 innings pitched. Left-handed batters are hitting just .183 (11x60) off him this season. Over the past three seasons, Perez has tallied 187 K's in 140.2 innings pitched.

Garcia, 19, had been with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York Penn League at the time of tonight's deal. He began the season at Greeneville (Rookie Level). Garcia is 3-1 this season with a 0.96 ERA in 37 1/3 innings between ValleyCats and Astros.

Perez is scheduled to join the Astros in Oakland on Sunday.