D-backs acquire Sam Lewis from Royals for Peter O'Brien
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired RHP Sam Lewis from the Kansas City Royals for OF Peter O'Brien, as announced by D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Hazen.
Lewis, 25, combined to go 3-1 with 1 save, a 1.62 ERA (6 ER in 33.1 IP), 3 walks, 30 strikeouts and a .176 average against in 17 appearances with Single-A Lexington and Single-A Adv. Wilmington in 2016. He also made 3 rehab starts with Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls after missing all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder has gone 13-6 with 5 saves and a 2.92 ERA (42 ER in 129.2 IP) in 49 career Minor League games (9 starts) in the Royals' organization. He signed with Kansas City as a Minor League free agent on Aug. 15, 2012 out of Indiana Wesleyan University.
O'Brien, 26, appeared in 28 games with Arizona in 2016 and hit 5 home runs with 9 RBI.