PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland in exchange for righty pitcher Brett Lorin. Lorin, 24, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off the Triple-A Indianapolis roster in the Major League phase of the Rule Five Draft on December 8, 2011.
Rowland, 20, was selected by the Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2010 draft out of Cloverdale (CA) High School, where he went 7-1 with a 0.32 ERA and 117 strikeouts as a senior.
Rowland has spent the past two seasons with Rookie-level Missoula. In 2010, Rowland posted a 4-6 record and 5.67 ERA in 14 starts (54.0 innings). During the 2011 season, Rowland posted a 2-7 record an 8.07 ERA in 14 starts (68.0 innings).
Rowland is the son of former big league catcher Rich Rowland, who spent parts of six seasons in the big leagues with Detroit (1990-93) and Boston (1994-95).