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Astros get infielder Aledmys Diaz from Jays for pitcher

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Aledmys Diaz, left, fields the ball as Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham (29) slides into third base on a sacrifice fly by Rays' C.J. Cron during fourth-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Trent Thornton.

The trade was announced by both teams Saturday.

The 28-year-old Diaz hit .263 with 26 doubles and a career-high 18 home runs in 130 games with the Blue Jays.

Thornton is a 25-year-old right-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.42 ERA in 24 games at Triple-A Fresno last season.

Updated November 17, 2018

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