The Texas Rangers have acquired right-hander Cory Burns from San
Diego in exchange for a player to be named later or cash
Texas announced the deal Wednesday, eight days after the Padres
designated Burns for assignment.
Burns made his major league debut, allowing 11 runs over 18
innings in 17 relief appearances for the Padres. He was 1-2 with
three saves and a 3.14 ERA in 54 games for Triple-A Tucson.
The Rangers also announced that right-hander Yu Darvish was
selected as the team’s 2012 rookie of the year in voting by the
local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Texas
also agreed to terms with infielder Yangervis Solarte and
right-hander Collin Balester on a minor league contracts. Those
include invitations to major league spring training.