MLB Trade Finalized: San Diego Padres' Mike Adams Dealt to Texas Rangers

Michael ClineCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 6: Mike Adams #37 of the San Diego Padres pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the eighth inning during an MLB baseball game at AT&T Park July 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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It is official, the San Diego Padres have traded RHP Mike Adams to the Texas Rangers. In return, San Diego receives prospect pitchers Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland from the Rangers.

Adams has left San Diego and joins other recent addition, Koji Uehara. The Rangers have made deals to make their bullpen one of the best in the A.L.

Mike Adams, who is 33, is under contract until the 2012 offseason. He currently has a 1.13 ERA and is one of the best set-up men in the game.

The Padres receive two prospects in return for the reliever. Joe Wieland has been pitching in the minors since he was 18 and was called up to AA Fresno. He has a 4-0 record with a 1.23 ERA. In Single A, he posted a 6-3 record with a 2.10 ERA.

San Diego also adds 20-year-old Robbie Erlin, who has also been pitching in the minors since the age of 18. In 2011 combined (A and AA), he has posted a 8-4 record with a 3.34 ERA.

Both prospects look promising and will add to the developing Padres farm system.