Cory Wade Burns…pitched 4 seasons at the University of Arizona and ranks 2nd on the Wildcats' all-time list with 94 career pitching appearances…had an 8-3 career record while pitching exclusively in relief…worked in a school-record 40 games as a senior in 2009…lettered 3 times each in baseball and golf at Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, AZ (graduated '05)…pitched the 1st no-hitter in school history.
Divided his season between Texas and Round Rock, including 3 stints with the Rangers: May 16-22, July 7-23, and Sept. 1-end of the season…spent the balance of the season with the Express, leading the club with 20 saves and earning a PCL mid-season All-Star nod.
TEXAS: Was summoned from Round Rock on May 16 after Alexi Ogando was placed on the disabled list…made his Texas debut that night vs. DET, tossing a scoreless 9th inning…appeared again the next night and struck out Miguel Cabrera and stranded an inherited runner in the 9th inning of a 2-1 loss…allowed 2 runs over 2.0 IP on May 20 vs. OAK and was sent back to Round Rock on May 22…recalled from the Express on July 7 and earned his first major league victory that afternoon vs. HOU…totaled 7.1 scoreless innings over 6 appearances from July 7-21…returned to Round Rock on July 23, along with Joseph Ortiz, after Ogando was activated from the disabled list and Matt Garza was added to the active roster…was recalled for 3rd stint with the club on Sept. 1 and appeared in one game the remainder of the season…surrendered 2-run HR to Coco Crisp on Sept. 4 at OAK, his first home run allowed in a combined 48.2 IP (47 games) with Express and Rangers in 2013…was scoreless in 8 of 10 outings overall…just 4 of his 20 base runners allowed came around to score…left-handed batters hit .286 (6-21) with 6 walks (.464 OBP)…held opposition to a .167 average (3-18) with RISP.
ROUND ROCK: Went 0-2 with 20 saves and a 2.15 ERA (9 ER/37.2 IP) in 38 games…converted 20 of 23 save chances, T6th-most in the Pacific Coast League…opened season with 12.2-inning scoreless streak…allowed first runs and suffered first blown save on May 12 at Tucson, his last appearance with the Express before first recall to Texas…was on disabled list, June 14-30, after a wart was removed from a finger on his right hand…compiled a 4.50 ERA (6 ER/12.0 IP) over final 12 appearances after option on July 23 to raise season ERA from 1.01 to 2.15…walked just 4 batters (one IBB) in his first 25 appearances (24.2 IP) before issuing 11 passes (one IBB) in his final 13 outings (13.0 IP)…did not permit a home run in his 37.2 innings, the 4th-highest homerless innings total in the PCL…allowed runs in 8 of 38 appearances…just 11 of his 55 base runners came around to score…had at least one strikeout in 29 of 38 outings, including 15 games with multiple K's.
Spent the majority of season at Tucson (AAA), leading
the staff in games (54) and holds (12)...converted all 3 save
tries...allowed a run in 14 games and permitted 7 of 28 inherited
runners to score...opponents batted just .205, .199 by RHB...averaged 10.64 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...pitched 18.2 scoreless
innings over 15 games, June 30-July 31 to lower ERA from 3.69
to 2.63...issued 4 runs in 1.0 inning on August 8 at ALB in only
outing between stints with San Diego...did not permit a homer
in final 60.0 innings and 48 games after only HR on April 15 at
SLC...had 4 strikeouts on 3 occasions...SAN DIEGO: Was purchased by the Padres on August 3 and
worked 1.2 scoreless innings the next day at NYM in major
league debut...was optioned to Tucson on August 5 but recalled
for the remainder of the season on August 11...allowed 3 runs
in 1.1 innings in 1st game on August 12 at PIT, then pitched
6.0 scoreless innings in his next 7 appearances for a 3.00 ERA
through Sept. 2...permitted 8 runs in 9.0 innings in his final 8
games...issued runs in 6 of 17 outings with 2 of 5 inherited runners crossing the plate...had highs of 2.0 innings and 3 strikeouts on Sept. 10 vs. STL...opposition batted .321, .317 by RHB
and .325 by LHB...lone decision was a loss on Sept, 3 at LAD...
had been a non-roster invitee in San Diego's major league
spring training camp.
Made 54 appearances for Double-A Akron, converting 35 saves while striking out 10.6 per 9.0 IP...Named MLB.com's Double-A Relief Pitcher of the Year as well as a Topps Double-A All-Star.
Combined to make 54 relief outings between Cleveland's Single-A affiliates in Lake County and Kinston, leading all Indians' minor leaguers in saves (42) and ranking second in appearances...Led the Carolina League with 30 saves and 39 games finished...named to the CL Post-Season All-Star team.
Spent his first professional season at Single-A Mahoning Valley in the New York-Penn League...Ranked third in the NYPN in saves and was named to the league's All-Star team.