Texas acquires RH Burns from San Diego, signs 2

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.