Harrell claimed off waivers by Astros

July, 8, 2011
7/08/11
2:37
PM CT
Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Lucas Harrell, who has been on the verge of a breakthrough with the Chicago White Sox for over a year, was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros.

Harrell was a disappointment this spring when he was a candidate to fill a long relief/spot starter role that Philip Humber eventually turned into a full-time starter spot.

The right-hander had two separate stints with the White Sox this season, appearing in three games. In five innings he posted a 7.20 ERA. In 11 career appearances with the White Sox he was 1-0 with a 5.28 ERA.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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