Right-hander Dan Straily is now on his third team this week, after the Reds claimed him off waivers from the Padres on Friday.
On Monday, the Astros traded Straily to San Diego for catcher Erik Kratz, but the pitcher's tenure with the Padres turned out to be brief. He could get more of an opportunity in Cincinnati, which is dealing with injuries to several starting pitchers as Opening Day approaches.
Even before this week, Straily had bounced around. A 24th-round pick by the A's in the 2009 Draft, he was traded to the Cubs in July '14 as part of the Jeff Samardzija deal. Last January, he went from Chicago to Houston, along with Luis Valbuena, in exchange for Dexter Fowler.
Straily spent most of 2015 at Triple-A Fresno, but he pitched four games (three starts) for the Astros, allowing 10 earned runs on 16 hits over 16 2/3 innings, with eight walks and 14 strikeouts. In 52 career games (45 starts) over parts of four seasons, he is 13-13 with a 4.60 ERA and with averages of 3.6 walks and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
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