Red Sox Acquire Pitcher John Cornely From Braves For Cash Considerations

by NESN Staff

May 20, 2015

The Boston Red Sox are adding another young arm to their pitching arsenal.

The Red Sox acquired right-hander John Cornely from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations, general manager Ben Cherington announced Wednesday. Cornely has been assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Braves selected Cornely out of Wofford College in the 15th round of the 2011 MLB amateur draft. The 26-year-old worked his way through Atlanta’s minor league system, compiling a 7-3 record and 2.49 ERA with Double-A Mississippi in 2014.

Cornely started the 2015 campaign in Triple-A and got his first big-league call-up on April 24. He made his MLB debut in a relief appearance against the Washington Nationals on April 29, allowing four runs in one inning.

He struck out 24 batters in 18 1/3 innings while sporting a 4.42 ERA with Triple-A Gwinnett this season.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@GwinnettBraves

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