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Lucas Harrell | Starting Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/3/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Lucas Harrell has agreed to a one-year, $900,000 contract with Korea's LG Twins.
The 29-year-old right-hander had a 9.49 ERA in three starts this past season with the Astros and likely would have had to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract had he remained in the United States. Harrell may try to return to MLB if things go well for him next season in the Korean Baseball Organization. Tue, Nov 25, 2014 04:15:00 PM
Source: Yonhap News

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Diamondbacks released RHP Lucas Harrell.

Harrell posted a promising 3.76 ERA in 193 2/3 innings for the Astros in 2012, but it's been a steep fall from grace since then. He was designated for assignment by Houston early this season and did not perform well for the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate in Reno. The 29-year-old righty could struggle to make it back to the major leagues.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Diamondbacks acquired RHP Lucas Harrell from the Astros in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations; assigned him to Triple-A Reno.

Harrell had been designated for assignment by the Astros earlier this month after posting a 9.49 ERA in three starts. He'll provide the Diamondbacks with some starting pitching depth in the minors.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 06:44:00 PM

Astros sent RHP Lucas Harrell outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Harrell was designated for assignment by Houston last week after posting a 9.49 ERA in three starts. The right-hander passed through waivers without drawing a claim.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Astros designated RHP Lucas Harrell for assignment.

Harrell surprisingly cracked the Opening Day rotation, but he floundered with a 9.49 ERA over his first three starts. The Astros could move Jerome Williams in from the bullpen to take Harrell's rotation spot.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 12:32:00 AM

Lucas Harrell struggled again on Tuesday, allowing four runs in five innings in a loss to the Royals.

Harrell allowed five hits, including an Omar Infante home run, and walked three in the contest. He also struck out four. The subpar outing moved him to 0-3 with a 9.49 ERA and 2.27 WHIP, and it gets increasingly harder to see how Astros manager Bo Porter will continue running him out there every fifth day for much longer. For now, he'll next take the hill Sunday at the Athletics.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 11:18:00 PM

Lucas Harrell gave up five runs -- four earned -- in 4 1/3 innings to take a loss Wednesday against the Angels.

Harrell was terrible last year, was terrible this spring and has been terrible in two starts since being gifted with a spot in Houston's rotation. We imagine this will be it for him as a starter for now. He's 0-2 with an 11.05 ERA and a 2.73 WHIP to date.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 12:13:00 AM

Lucas Harrell was knocked around for five runs over just three innings Friday in a loss to the Angels.

Harrell had a brutal 2013 campaign and this isn't a promising start to 2014. The 28-year-old right-hander threw just 38 out of 76 pitches for strikes while giving up seven hits and three walks. Harrell was given a rotation spot out of spring training, but he doesn't provide much value to the Astros if he can't eat innings. There's no reason to pay attention to him in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 12:23:00 AM

Lucas Harrell has been announced as one of the Astros' five starters.

Harrell represents the best of a bad group of options for the Astros -- and it's arguable that he's among the best, even -- so his spot in the rotation is more of an indictment on his peers than praise for him as a starter. The right-hander owned a 7.80 ERA over 15 innings this spring.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 09:31:00 PM

Lucas Harrell bounced back from last week's 10-run shelling to hold the Phillies to one run in 4 1/3 innings on Thursday.

Facing a split-squad that included three likely regulars, Harrell allowed six hits, walked two and struck out none. He remains in the mix for a spot in Houston's rotation, but he's the weakest of the four candidates for two openings.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Lucas Harrell was lit up for 10 runs -- nine earned -- and 12 hits in 1 2/3 innings by the Tigers on Saturday.

The Astros had been saying the right things about Harrell this spring, but if they had more confidence in him, then they wouldn't have signed Jerome Williams last month. Harrell is out of options, so he probably will have a spot on the staff. It shouldn't be assured, though.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 04:51:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Lucas Harrell is drawing trade interest.

The Astros would have been better off dealing Harrell last offseason, as he's coming off a disappointing 5.86 ERA and 89/88 K/BB ratio over 153 2/3 innings in 2013. Still, someone will be willing to take a chance on a rebound. The 28-year-old won't be arbitration-eligible until next winter.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 06:00:00 PM

Lucas Harrell was hammered in a spot start against the Athletics on Sunday, allowing seven runs on seven hits over his three innings.

Harrell walked two and struck out two in the abbreviated outing. He cruised through the first two innings virtually unscathed, but the A's erupted for seven runs in the third, highlighted by a three-run homer off the bat of Seth Smith. He's likely to take his 6.01 ERA and 1.74 WHIP back to the bullpen after this debacle.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 08:22:00 PM

Lucas Harrell was pummeled for nine runs -- seven earned -- in 2 1/3 innings by the Rangers on Monday.

We'll be curious to learn whether it was Harrell's or Bo Porter's choice to intentionally walk Adrian Beltre in both the first and third innings tonight. Harrell was knocked around after the second free pass and was lifted midway through the Rangers' 11-run inning. He's no lock to stay in the rotation after this.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 12:04:00 AM

Lucas Harrell allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Harrell made the start after the Astros decided to hold Bud Norris back a day. He gave up just two hits but walked five, and one of the hits -- a two-run homer by Chris Davis -- ended up being his downfall. Harrell moved to 5-11 with a 5.24 ERA with the loss. He may stay in the rotation if Norris is moved at the trade deadline, but he's pitching so poorly he should be avoided for fantasy purposes no matter his role.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:57:00 PM

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