Rangers pick up right-hander from Padres
NOV 28, 2012 1:46p ET
Burns, who was designated for assignment by the Padres last week, made his major-league debut with San Diego by pitching in 17 games last season. He allowed 11 runs in 18 innings. He spent most of the season in Triple A Tucson, going 1-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 54 appearances.
He was drafted by Cleveland in the eighth round in 2009 and traded to San Diego last December. He had 35 saves in Double A in 2011 and totaled 42 in 2002 at two minor-league stops.
Burns puts the Rangers at 39 players on the 40-man roster.
Texas also agreed to terms with infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Collin Balester on minor-league deals. Both will go to spring training with the Rangers.
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