Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 12/21/11
Official Press Release provided by the San Diego Padres: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired right-handed pitcher Ryan Kelly from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Luis Martinez.  Kelly will be assigned to the club’s Double-A affiliate, the San Antonio Missions.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcements.   Kelly, 24, went 3-6 with nine saves, a 3.95 ERA (36 ER/82.0 IP), a .242 (74-for-306) opponents batting average and 64 strikeouts against 23 walks over 40 games, five starts, for Single-A Myrtle Beach last season.  The right-hander was acquired by the Rangers from the Oakland Athletics in January of 2011 in exchange for right-handed pitcher Guillermo Moscoso after the Athletics acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates the previous month. Originally selected by the Pirates in the 26th-round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, he has gone 9-13 with 20 saves, a 4.50 ERA (133 ER/266.0 IP) and 235 strikeou...
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