The San Diego Padres announced today they have acquired left-handed pitcher Robbie Erlin and right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland from the Texas Rangers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Mike Adams.
Erlin, 20, has gone 8-4 with a 3.34 ERA (45 ER/121.1 IP), a .219 (98-for-448) opponents batting average and 123 strikeouts against 12 walks over 20 games, 19 starts, between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco this season. The southpaw was rated as the Rangers’ fourth-best prospect heading into the 2011 season by Baseball America and was recently rated as the 34th-best prospect in all of baseball in Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospects list.
Wieland, 21, has gone 10-3 with a 1.80 ERA (26 ER/129.2 IP), a .233 (113-for-486) opponents batting average and 132 strikeouts against 15 walks over 21 games, 20 starts, between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco this season. The right-hander recently tossed a 9.0-inning no-hitter on Friday, July 29, against the Padres’ Double-A affiliate at San Antonio.
The Padres also announced that they have traded outfielder Ryan Ludwick to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
- You: MLB Trade Deadline: Padres Move Adams and Ludwick with Thoughts of the Future (bleacherreport.com)
- Prospect of the Day: Joe Wieland, RHP, San Diego Padres (minorleagueball.com)
- Prospects in the Mike Adams Trade (minorleagueball.com)
- Rangers acquire reliever Adams from Padres (espn.go.com)
- You: MLB Trades: Mike Adams to the Texas Rangers for 2 Youngsters San Diego Coveted (bleacherreport.com)