The Rays have acquired reliever Erik Hamren from the Braves in exchange for a player to be named later or cash, the Braves' Double-A Mississippi affiliate announced Sunday. Hamren had a 2.55 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings at Mississippi.
The Braves have signed reliever Erik Hamren to a minor-league deal, the club announced Friday. Hamren, 26, pitched 47 innings for Triple-A Tucson in the San Diego system last year. He allowed a 4.40 ERA with a 2.4 K/BB.
The San Diego Padres made their first cuts of the spring Thursday and moved the following players to their minor-league camp: Blake Tekotte (Triple-A Tucson), Juan Oramas, Jose De Paula, Erik Hamren, Edinson Rincon (Double-A San Antonio), Rymer Liriano (Class A Lake Elsinore), Robbie Erlin and Jason Hagerty.
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