Cory Burns

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Cory Burns
Free agent
Born: (1987-10-09) October 9, 1987 (age 31)
Phoenix, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 4, 2012, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record1–1
Earned run average4.60

Cory Wade Burns (born October 9, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, and Texas Rangers and Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

Burns was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the eighth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Arizona.[1]

San Diego Padres[edit]

He was traded to the San Diego Padres on December 16, 2011 for Aaron Cunningham.[2]

The Padres called Burns up to the majors for the first time on August 3, 2012,[3] and sent him down to the Tucson Padres on August 5. He was recalled on August 11 when Huston Street was placed on the disabled list.[4]

Texas Rangers[edit]

Burns was acquired by the Texas Rangers on November 28, 2012, and split the 2013 season between the Rangers and the Triple-A Round Rock Express.[5] Wilfredo Boscan was sent to the Padres on December 6 to complete the trade.[6]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

Burns was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays on June 30, 2014, and optioned to the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits.[7] He also played for the Triple-A Durham Bulls in 2014.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

Burns was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on September 28, 2014.[8] He was designated for assignment on January 14, 2015,[9] and outrighted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on January 16. He was assigned to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats on April 2. Burns elected free agency on November 6, 2015.[10]

Lancaster Barnstormers[edit]

On March 15, 2016, Burns signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

New York Mets[edit]

In December 2016, Burns signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.[11] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.


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  2. ^ Padres trade Cunningham for reliever
  3. ^ "San Diego Padres designate Kip Wells, call up prospect Cory Burns". Retrieved 4 September 2012.
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  5. ^ Durett, Richard (November 28, 2012). "Rangers acquire RHP Cory Burns". Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Brock, Corey (December 6, 2012). "Padres get righty Boscan to complete Burns deal". Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  7. ^ Ginsberg, David (June 30, 2014). "Saunders struggles as Rangers fall to Orioles 7-1". U-T San Diego. Associated Press. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  8. ^ Ross, Jamie (September 28, 2014). "Blue Jays claim Burns; recall Hague". Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (January 14, 2015). "Blue Jays claim West from Texas, designate Burns". Sportsnet. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Eastern League Transactions". p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  11. ^ Eddy, Matt (December 24, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Dec. 10-22". Retrieved December 24, 2016.

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