KISSIMMEE, FL - The Houston Astros have acquired infielder Joe Inglett from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Inglett had signed a minor league contract with Tampa Bay in February after spending the 2010 season with Milwaukee. He batted .254 in 102 games for the Brewers last year.
The 32-year-old broke into the big leagues with the Indians in 2006 and spent three years with the Blue Jays from 2007-09. He has batted .286 over his career to go with a .345 on-base percentage and 97 runs scored.
Houston also returned pitcher Lance Pendleton to the New York Yankees. Pendleton was a Rule 5 draft selection and had to be offered back to New York if the Astros were not going to keep him on the 25-man roster.