TRADE: Broadway bound for Bisons

The New York Mets today announced that they have acquired righthanded pitcher Lance Broadway from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for catcher Ramon Castro. Broadway will report to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.

Broadway, 25, is 0-1 with a 5.65 ERA in eight games with the White Sox this year. In 16.0 innings, he’s allowed 19 hits, 10 runs, nine earned, with nine walks and nine strikeouts. In addition, the 6-3, 195-pounder made three starts for Charlotte (AAA) of the International League, going 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA. In 16.0 innings, he allowed 18 hits, 11 runs, 10 earned, with four walks and 15 strikeouts.

The former first round pick in the 2005 June First Year Player Draft from Texas Christian University made his major league debut in 2007.

Broadway is 2-2 with a 4.69 ERA in 19 games with the White Sox. In 40.1 innings, he’s yielded 44 hits, 23 runs, 21 earned, with 19 walks and 30 strikeouts.

He went 1-0 with a 7.07 ERA in seven games, one start last season for Chicago. In 14.0 innings, he surrendered 20 hits, 11 runs, earned, with five walks and seven strikeouts. Broadway also was 11-7 with a 4.66 in 24 games, 23 starts with Charlotte.

Castro, 33, was hitting .253 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 26 games. A member of the Mets since 2005, Castro has .237 career batting average with 58 doubles, 51 home runs, and 174 RBI in 476 games with the Marlins and Mets.

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