The Rangers have traded for 25 year old right-handed pitcher Cory Burns from the Padres for a player to be named later.
Burns had an awesome minor league K/BB and OBA numbers. He was drafted by the Indians and traded to the Padres. He got lit up in his 2-month look with Padres last summer. He pitched in 17 games, and had a 5.50 ERA, in only 18 innings. He spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he pitched to a 3.14 ERA with 10.6 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 66 innings of relief.
His minor league career he had a 11.2 K/9 in his minor league career against a 2.2 BB/9. Also, 2.36 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. Deception pitcher. Via Baseball America he was Best Reliever/Carolina League 2010, Best Reliever/Eastern League 2011, Best Reliever/Pacific Coast League 2012.