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Padres Trade Cory Burns To The Texas Rangers


Cory Burns is on the move again. For the second consecutive season, Burns will make a new city his baseball home.

Last off-season, Josh Byrnes acquired the right-handed reliever from the Cleveland Indians.

On Wednesday, Byrnes traded the 25-year-old Burns to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to Cory Brock at Padres.com

If the Padres do get a player in return, chances are that player will be a fringe prospect at best.

But no worries, a player to be named later doesn’t necessarily mean the Padres are not getting any one good in return. Check Luke Gregerson.

Burns was designated for assignment on Nov. 20 to clear up a spot on the 40-man roster to protect one of its prospects from being exposed to the Rule 5 Draft.

Last season, Burns made 17 appearances with the Padres to a tune of 5.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched. He also had 18 strikeouts to 10 walks.

At Triple-A Tucosn he was a bit better as he compiled a 1-2 record with a 3.14 ERA in 54 games.

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