NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Texas Rangers have traded right-handed pitcher Wilfredo Boscan to the San Diego Padres as the player to be named later in the Nov. 28 trade for right-handed pitcher Cory Burns. The deal was made following today's Rule-5 draft.
Boscan, 23, was signed by the Rangers in the summer of 2006 as a non-drafted free agent. he was 7-5 with a 3.75 ERA in 98 1/3 inning pitched with Double-A Frisco last year.
The club made some other moves as well:
* Selected INF Marquez Smith from Cincinnati’s Double-A Pensacola roster in the Triple-A phase of this morning’s draft.
* Agreed to terms on minor-league deals with invitations to major league spring training with: 1B/DH Brandon Allen, RHP Jake Brigham, RHP Evan Meek and RHP Randy Wells.