The Minnesota Twins have traded Delmon Young to the Detroit Tigers for pitching prospect Cole Nelson and a player to be named later. Nelson is currently 5-11 with a 4.87ERA in 105.1IP for the High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers in the Florida State League. The 22 year old lefty has struck out 87 and walked 50 and opposing hitters are batting .299 against him. Nelson made his pro debut in 2010 going 1-0 with a 0.66ERA in 27 innings between Lakeland and the GCL Tigers. The 6’7, 233 pound pitcher was a 10th round pick of the Tigers out of Auburn in the 2010 draft.
The San Diego Padres have traded Mike Adams to the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Robbie Erlin and Joe Wieland. The 20 year old Erlin is the number two ranked pitching prospect in the Rangers organization. This season between the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the Double-A Frisco Roughriders, Erlin has posted an 8-4 record with a 3.34 ERA. He has struck out 123 batters in 121 innings pitched while walking just 12 batters. Opposing hitters are batting .219 off him. In 2010 Erlin went 6-3 with a 2.12ERA for the Low-A Hickory Crawdads where he struck out 125 batters in 114 innings while walking just 17 batters. The 6’0″ lefty was a third round pick of the Rangers in the 2009 draft. Wieland, who threw a No Hitter this past Friday has had a breakout 2011 season between Myrtle Beach and Frisco going a combined 10-3 with a 1.80ERA while striking out 132 batters and walking just 15 in 129 innings of work. Opposing hitters are batting just .233. In 2010 between Hickory and the High-A Bakersfield Blaze, Wieland went 11-7 with a 4.07ERA. The 21 year old right hander was a fourth round pick by the Rangers in the 2008 draft.