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Rays and Nationals Complete Four-Player Trade

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY) -- The Tampa Bay Rays acquired right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns from the Washington Nationals on Thursday, for catcher Jose Lobaton, outfielder Drew Vettleson and left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero.

Karns spent the majority of the 2013 season with Double-A Harrisburg, where he compiled a record of 10-6 with a 3.23 ERA in 23 starts. In his big league debut with the Nationals, the 26-year-old went 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA in three starts.

Lobaton played in a career-high 100 games for the Rays in 2013, batting .249 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs. The 29-year-old’s career highlight came in Game 3 of last year's American League Divisional Series when he hit a walk-off home run against Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara.

Vettleson and Rivero spent 2013 in the Rays minor league system.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rays and Nationals Complete Four-Player Trade

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY) -- The Tampa Bay Rays acquired right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns from the Washington Nationals on Thursday, for catcher Jose Lobaton, outfielder Drew Vettleson and left-handed pitcher Felipe Rivero.

Karns spent the majority of the 2013 season with Double-A Harrisburg, where he compiled a record of 10-6 with a 3.23 ERA in 23 starts. In his big league debut with the Nationals, the 26-year-old went 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA in three starts.

Lobaton played in a career-high 100 games for the Rays in 2013, batting .249 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs. The 29-year-old’s career highlight came in Game 3 of last year's American League Divisional Series when he hit a walk-off home run against Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara.

Vettleson and Rivero spent 2013 in the Rays minor league system.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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