Houston, TX – The Houston Astros have acquired pitcher Kevin Comer from the Toronto Blue Jays to complete a July 20 trade.
Comer is the player to be named later in the original 10-player swap that sent pitchers J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter to Toronto in exchange for pitcher Francisco Cordero, outfielder Ben Francisco and four minor leaguers.
"We are excited to have a young player of Kevin's caliber join our organization," said Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Comer was the 57th overall pick of the 2011 draft and appeared in 10 games this season at the Rookie League level for Bluefield of the Appalachian League. The 20-year-old right-hander was 3-3 with a 3.95 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings.