HOUSTON — The Houston Astros traded right-hander Aaron Crow and a 2018 first-round pick to the New York Mets on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team announced.
The move brings Houston’s rotation depth to 11.
Crow, 29, is 6-2 with a 3.25 ERA in 23 appearances (13 starts) for Houston.
He’s 6-5 with a 4.08 ERA in 30 appearances (16 starts) with the New Yorker this season.
The right-handed reliever has been with the Astros since 2013.
Crow, a two-time All-Star and National League Cy Young winner, has a 6.07 ERA in 13 starts (seven starts) this season for the Mets.
The Astros signed Crow to a two year contract worth $3.9 million in August, but he was not placed on the 60-day disabled list after suffering a strained oblique muscle in his left elbow during the season.
Craw has a 3-7 record with a 5.09 ERA in 37 career appearances (14 starts) and 14 saves with the Mets (2015-16).