Dexter Fowler traded after six season, Rockies pick up young pitcher, outfielder

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  • Aug 30, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler (24) reacts in the first inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Sep 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (18) throws the ball against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
  • Sep 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Brandon Barnes (2) is congratulated after hitting a home run during the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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KUSA - Dexter Fowler has been traded by the Colorado Rockies to Houston for outfielder Brandon Barnes and pitcher Jordan Lyles, the teams announced Tuesday.

Fowler spent the past six seasons with the Rockies and hit .270 with 120 doubles, 53 triples, 40 home runs and 210 RBIs in 667 games. The Rockies picked him in the 14th round of the 2004 draft. The Rockies also will receive another player to be named later.

Lyles has been with the Astros for the past three seasons, and the right-hander is 14-29 with a 5.35 ERA. The 23-year-old has 259 strikeouts and 117 walks in 72 games (65 starts). Last season he was 7-9 with a 5.59 ERA. 

Barnes, 27, has hit .240 last season and played all three spots in the outfield.

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