Astros land Inglett in deal with Rays

The Houston Astros have acquired infielder Joe Inglett from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday for a player to be named or cash.

The Astros also returned winter draft pick Lance Pendleton, a reliever, back to the New York Yankees.

The 33-year-old Inglett can play several infield positions. The Astros will use the final few days of spring training to look at him as a potential left-handed bat off the bench.

Inglett is a career .286 hitter in 781 at-bats with Cleveland, Toronto and Milwaukee. He led all major leaguers with 20 pinch hits last season.

Pendleton appeared in seven games for the Astros this spring, going 1-0 with a 5.87 ERA. As a Rule 5 pick, the Astros were required to offer Pendleton back to the Yankees if they weren’t going to put him on their big league roster.