Padres complete deals with Texas and Pittsburgh

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Joe Wieland
Joe Wieland

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.

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About Josh Fitzgerald

Enjoying life and Baseball. Playing For Team Usa San Diego,Australia 2012. Represent USA

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