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Astros acquire minor league pitcher Kyle Smith from Royals
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
|(7/31/13) The Astros have acquired minor league pitcher Kyle Smith from the Royals in exchange for outfielder Justin Maxwell, MLB.com reports. Smith, a 20-year-old 4th-round pick in 2011, owns a 2.85 ERA in 19 starts for high Class A Wilmington in the Royals system this year.
Kyle Smith keeps racking up strikeouts
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/13) Royals starting pitcher prospect Kyle Smith hasn't allowed a run through his first two starts for Class A Wilmington. Smith has allowed five hits and six walks in 8 1/3 innings, while striking out 14.
The 2011 fourth-round pick also sports a .161 opponents' batting average. Smith is considered the Royals' 15th-best prospect by MLB.com. He was 5-3 with a 2.86 ERA in 14 starts last season. Smith is striking out 12.5 batters per nine innings in his career.
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