Padres trade Adams for Erlin, Wieland

SAN DIEGO – 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.

Robbie 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. He was selected by Texas in the third round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Scotts Valley High School (CA). Over parts of three minor league seasons in the Rangers organization (2009-11), Erlin has gone 14-7 with a 2.74 ERA (73 ER/240.0 IP) and 257 strikeouts against 30 walks in 51 games, 36 starts.

Joe 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. He was selected by Texas in the fourth-round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Manogue High School (NV). Over parts of four minor league seasons in the Rangers organization (2008-11), Wieland has gone 30-17 with a 3.32 ERA (149 ER/404.1 IP) and 379 strikeouts against 72 in 79 games, 70 starts.

Mike Adams, 33, has gone 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA (6 ER/48.0 IP), a .155 (26-for-168) opponents batting average and 49 strikeouts against nine walks over 48 relief appearances for the Padres this season. The right-hander was acquired by the Padres from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brian Sikorski in July of 2006. Over parts of seven Major League seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (2004-06) and Padres (2008-11), he has gone 11-9 with a 2.11 ERA (67 ER/285.2 IP) and 295 strikeouts against 85 walks over 270 career games.


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