D-backs trade Rowland to Pirates, retain rights to Lorin

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have traded right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland to the Pittsburgh Pirates and retained the rights to right-handed pitcher Brett Lorin, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers. Lorin was outrighted to Double-A Mobile.

Lorin, who turned 25 today, was selected by the D-backs in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8, 2011. In 8 spring outings, he is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (3 ER in 9.0 IP) and .194 opponents average with a walk and 7 strikeouts. In 4 seasons in the Pirates’ system from 2008-11, he was 18-16 with a 3.03 (115 ER in 341.1 IP) and .232 opponents average with 91 walks and 318 strikeouts.

Rowland, 20, was the D-backs’ third-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. In a pair of seasons in the D-backs’ system, he went 6-13 with a 7.01 ERA (95 ER in 122.0 IP) and a .316 opponents average with 38 walks and 92 strikeouts.

The D-backs now have 33 players in Major League camp, including 5 non-roster players.