Rangers get Adams from Padres
By Sports Network
TORONTO - The Texas Rangers continued to bolster their bullpen on Sunday, as they acquired right-handed reliever Mike Adams from the San Diego Padres.
The Rangers, who on Saturday picked up Baltimore righty Koji Uehara, will send minor league pitchers Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland back to San Diego in the deal.
Adams, one of the more coveted relievers at this year's non-waiver trade deadline, was 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA over 48 relief appearances with the Padres this season, recording 49 strikeouts against nine walks. Right-handed hitters have just a .107 (8-for-75) average against him this season.
His .197 opponents on-base figure this season is the third-lowest in the majors behind only San Francisco's Sergio Romo (.183) and Uehara (.191). His ERA is also the third lowest among major league relievers.
Since the start of the 2009 season, Adams has gone 7-2 with 76 holds and a 1.31 ERA in 155 appearances.
Adams started his career with Milwaukee back in 2004 and is 11-9 for his career with a 2.11 ERA over seven seasons with the Brewers and Padres.