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Dodgers acquire Luke Farrell from Royals

The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.

Farrell, 26, appeared in 17 games (16 starts) with Kansas City's Triple-A Omaha this season going 7-4 with a 4.07 ERA (44 ER/97.1 IP) and holding batters to a .245 average, while striking out 94 batters against 33 walks. He also made his Major League debut this season after the Royals selected his contract on July 1 and made his first career start in the first game of a doubleheader against the Twins on that day. Farrell allowed five runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings with two strikeouts against Minnesota and did not factor in the decision in the Royals 11-6 victory.

The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.

Farrell, 26, appeared in 17 games (16 starts) with Kansas City's Triple-A Omaha this season going 7-4 with a 4.07 ERA (44 ER/97.1 IP) and holding batters to a .245 average, while striking out 94 batters against 33 walks. He also made his Major League debut this season after the Royals selected his contract on July 1 and made his first career start in the first game of a doubleheader against the Twins on that day. Farrell allowed five runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings with two strikeouts against Minnesota and did not factor in the decision in the Royals 11-6 victory.

The Westlake, Ohio native has posted a 24-26 record with a 4.27 ERA and has collected three saves in 99 career games (80 starts) over five professional seasons with the Royals organization. He has struck out 448 batters against 175 walks, while limiting hitters to a .259 average. Farrell, who was designated for assignment on July 24, was originally drafted by the Royals in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Northwestern University. Farrell is the son of current Red Sox manager, John Farrell.

In order to create room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore to the 60-day disabled list (left elbow strain).

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