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Chris Burke | Shortstop

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
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Reds released INF Chris Burke.
Burke, 30, is reportedly considering retirement. He was batting .238/.319/.355 with five homers and 26 RBI over 248 at-bats with Triple-A Louisville before being cut loose over the weekend. He has a .239/.315/.359 batting line over six big league seasons. Mon, Jun 28, 2010 08:06:00 PM

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Chris Burke (finger) played soft-toss without discomfort on Thursday.

It went so well, in fact, that Burke pledged to begin taking regular batting practice starting Friday afternoon. He's made great progress in his recovery from a fractured finger and is nearly ready for live action. "I don’t know what the plan is beyond [BP]," he said. "I’m happy with the way I’m progressing. My hope is to play in games by early next week."
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 11:36:00 AM

Chris Burke will wear a splint on his fractured finger for the next two weeks and will not resume baseball activities for three weeks.

That's a little worse than the original recovery time given earlier Friday afternoon. Burke injured the finger while fielding fly balls on Thursday and is in danger of missing the start of the regular season.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 04:18:00 PM

Chris Burke (fractured finger) is expected to sit out two weeks.

Burke was diagnosed with a fractured right finger Thursday after a mishap while fielding fly balls. "I’m going to have to stay off it for at least a week or so," said the 30-year-old infielder. "Then I’ll start feeling my way. It’s a matter of the stability of the joint." Burke hit a lousy .207/.270/.305 in 82 at-bats with the Padres last season. He's never been a fantasy option.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 11:06:00 AM

Chris Burke has a fractured right ring finger.

He injured the finger during flyball drills on Thursday. We won't know much more about his status until the swelling goes down. Burke, 30, was signed to a minor league contract by the Reds in December.
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 05:18:00 PM

Reds signed infielder Chris Burke to a minor league contract.

Burke, 30, hit a lousy .207/.270/.305 in 82 at-bats with the Padres this past season and posted a batting line of .279/.351/.397 between two different Triple-A affiliates. He's not likely to have an impact for Cincinnati during the 2010 season, or at least he shouldn't.
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 04:58:00 PM

Padres outrighted infielder Chris Burke to Triple-A Portland.

Burke was simply a roster casualty as the Padres needed arms after their 18 inning game Sunday. The fact that he had a .207/.270/.305 line made him the obvious candidate to be sent down.
Mon, Jun 8, 2009 07:50:00 PM

Padres reacquired Chris Burke from the Mariners for cash considerations.

This move comes just over three weeks after the Padres dealt Burke to the Mariners for cash considerations. The 29-year-old, who was hitting .237 at Triple-A Tacoma, fills the roster spot created when Everth Cabrera went on the DL with a broken hand.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 04:08:00 PM

According to the North County Times, the Padres have reacquired infielder-outfielder Chris Burke from the Mariners.

Burke is expected to be in a San Diego uniform on Tuesday when the club begins a series with the Giants. Burke was hitting .237 in 38 at-bats with the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate. The Padres decided to make the move after losing Everth Cabrera to a broken hand. It's not yet clear who, or what, they gave up.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 09:11:00 AM

Mariners acquired infielder-outfielder Chris Burke from the Padres for cash considerations.

With Burke gone, it looks like Rule 5 pick Everth Cabrera will make the Padres, barring a late acquisition. Burke, who hit .281/.439/.313 this spring, is probably just more depth for Seattle. With Endy Chavez tentatively in the starting lineup, the Mariners are looking at a bench of Ronny Cedeno, Wladimir Balentien, the backup catcher and either Chris Shelton or Mike Sweeney.
Sun, Mar 29, 2009 04:19:00 PM

Diamondbacks non-tendered second baseman-outfielder Chris Burke.

The Diamondbacks were hoping Burke would emerge as a candidate to replace Orlando Hudson at second base in 2009, but he hit .194/.310/.273 in 165 at-bats after coming over in the Jose Valverde deal. He's probably going to have to go to Triple-A and try to hit his way back to the majors.
Sat, Dec 13, 2008 12:36:00 AM

Chris Burke went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies on Thursday.

Burke's first homer of the season followed a two-run shot by Chris Snyder. He should start at second against left-handed pitchers with Orlando Hudson out for the rest of the season, but he's not really an option in fantasy leagues. Adam Dunn hit a two-run single for the Diamondbacks, his first ribbies since joining the team.
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 06:19:00 PM

Chris Burke went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's loss, dropping his average to .171.

Burke is 12-for-70 with just three extra-base hits. The Diamondbacks don't have nearly as much invested in him as the Astros did, so if he doesn't improve, they could eventually waive him and try Jamie D'Antona off the bench.
Thu, May 29, 2008 01:14:00 AM

Chris Burke went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI to lead the Diamondbacks to a 10-9 win over the Rockies.

Burke is 7-for-11 with four doubles in his last four games and is hitting .400 overall while playing all over the place this spring. He's even expected to make his first ever start at first base soon.
Mon, Mar 10, 2008 08:05:00 PM

Diamondbacks agreed to terms with infielder Chris Burke on a one-year, $995,000 contract.

Burke will play behind Orlando Hudson and could make the occasional start in the outfield after being acquired in the Jose Valverde trade.
Fri, Jan 18, 2008 07:40:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jake Elmore
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
3Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover