Orioles acquire Corbin Burns in blockbuster trade with Brewers
Baltimore announced Thursday night that Corbin Burns is headed to the Orioles in a blockbuster trade with the Brewers.
In return, the Brewers would get shortstop Joey Ortiz, left-handed pitcher DL Hall, and a competitive balance in the A-round.
Burns will head to only his second team after spending six years in Milwaukee after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Saint Mary’s College of California.
In his final three seasons, the right-hander has hit his stride, earning three All-Star nods and winning the National League Cy Young Award in 2021 after having a 2.43 ERA in 28 starts.
He has a 3.26 career ERA with 870 strikeouts in 709 1/3 innings.
Burns will be among a group of relative rookies that includes star Kyle Bradish.
The right-hander had a solid second year in Baltimore with a 2.83 ERA in 30 starts, finishing fourth in the race for the AL Cy Young Award, which went to the Yankees’ Gerrit Cole.
Last season, the team achieved great success after winning 101 games and appearing in the AL Division Series.
Burns, 29, will also join a revamped Orioles franchise that includes a new ownership group headed by Baltimore native David Rubenstein.
The Angelos family, which ran the team for three decades, sold a controlling stake in the team to Rubinstein for $1.725 billion this week.
Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. and Grant Hill are part of the investor group — which also includes former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — that has agreed to purchase the club.
Now, they are waiting for MLB to approve the sale.
“I am excited to once again be a part of the Orioles organization and thank David for bringing me into the ownership group,” Ripken said in a statement. “The Orioles have been a part of my life since I was a kid, and this is a special day.”