The Oakland Athletics have acquired Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock and minor leaguer Max Stassi in a trade with the Houston Astros.
Lowrie hit .244 with 16 homers for the Astros in 2012.
Carter hit 16 homers in 67 games for the A's last season.
“This trade gives us power, pitching and catching,” Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said. “Three valuable commodities that will help improve our organization.”