Red Sox aquire Cornely from Braves for cash

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Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)
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The Red Sox have added another young arm by acquiring John Cornley from the Atlanta Braves, according to NESN. Cornely has very limited big league experience, spending last year with Atlanta's Double-A team in Mississippi (7-3, 2.49 ERA) and this year in Triple-A Gwinnett (24 K's in 18.1 innings and a 4.42 ERA).

According to Fox Sports, he made 1 appearance for the big league Braves and gave up 4 earned runs. NESN reports that Cornley will be assigned to Pawtucket.

The Red Sox added some depth in their minor league pitching with Cornley. It's unlikely that he'll see any significant major league time right now, with Henry Owens and Eduardo Rodriguez, among others, waiting in the wings, but if he performs, I'm sure he'll be in the mix for a call up at some point.