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Brian Burres | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 181
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Rockies signed LHP Brian Burres to a minor league contract.
He'll replenish some depth with the Rockies losing another starter (Eddie Butler) due to injury. Burres had been pitching with the independent league Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, posting a 1.80 ERA over eight starts. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 with the Pirates. Jun 9 - 6:28 PM

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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that 8-10 teams attended Brian Burres' second throwing showcase on Monday.

Cotillo says there "seems to be strong interest" and the left-hander "may sign soon." Burres pitched in Taiwan last season and held a 5.40 ERA in 19 Triple-A starts in 2012. He'll only require a minor league deal.
Feb 10 - 10:53 PM

Brian Burres threw for teams Thursday and is set to throw again Monday, per MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo.

Several teams attended his first throwing session, Cotillo said. Burres is attempting a major league comeback after spending last year in the Chinese Professional Baseball League. The 32-year-old last pitched in the majors with the Pirates in 2011. It's unclear which teams may have interest in the southpaw, or what role he may fill for a team.
Feb 8 - 4:49 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, left-hander Brian Burres will throw for interested teams on Thursday.

Burres spent last season with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan. He has previously pitched in the majors with the Pirates, Blue Jays, and Orioles, posting a 5.75 ERA over 56 starts and 50 relief appearances. He turns 33 in April.
Feb 4 - 9:05 AM

Brian Burres has signed with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan.

Burres spent all of last season in the minors with the Giants, posting a 5.40 ERA over 19 starts at the Triple-A level. He'll turn 32 in April.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 07:47:00 PM

Giants signed LHP Brian Burres to a minor league contract.

The deal also includes an invite to spring raining. Burres, who was originally drafted by the Giants in 2000, spent most of the 2011 season at the Triple-A level in the Pirates' organization, but posted a 3.86 ERA and 10/4 K/BB ratio over 14 innings in the majors. The 30-year-old southpaw is a longshot to make the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 07:10:00 PM

Pirates sent LHP Brian Burres outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Burres can become a free agent. The 30-year-old left-hander spent most of the 2011 season at the Triple-A level, but posted a 3.86 ERA and 10/4 K/BB ratio over 14 innings with the big club.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 04:12:00 PM

Brian Burres allowed four runs on seven hits and three home runs in 3 2/3 innings on Wednesday, taking a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 5-4 win over the Astros.

Carlos Lee, Matt Downs and Clint Barmes were all able to take Burres deep in his second start of the season. If he gets a third, it will come on Tuesday against the Cardinals. He should remain out of sight, out of mind in NL-only leagues.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 10:31:00 PM

Brian Burres picked up a win in his 2011 debut by holding the Cubs to one run in 5 1/3 innings on Friday.

The 30-year-old Burres is the prototypical No. 8 starter. The Pirates finally had reason to turn back to him today, and he gave them a nice outing, one that was better than many of his Triple-A efforts this season. He's now 18-25 with a 5.77 ERA in 55 starts and 47 relief appearances in his career.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 05:56:00 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Brian Burres from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Burres, 30, posted a 4.66 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 129 1/3 innings this season at Triple-A Indy, striking out 95 batters while issuing 45 walks. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes when he starts Friday against the Cubs.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 03:38:00 PM

Brian Burres was tagged for six runs in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

Burres could still begin the season in the rotation if James McDonald lands on the DL, but he's clearly behind Charlie Morton in line for the fifth spot. There's no upside here anyway.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 04:01:00 PM

Despite walking four, Brian Burres threw three scoreless innings Friday in the Pirates’ defeat of the Rays.

Burres is up to nine scoreless innings for the spring. It’s doubtful that he’ll claim a place in Pittsburgh’s rotation, but he’s probably going to make the team as a reliever and odds are that he’ll get starts at some point.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 04:47:00 PM

Pirates signed LHP Brian Burres to a minor league contract.

The deal also comes with an invitation to spring training, where Burres will try to fight his way back to the Pirates' big league roster. He was non-tendered earlier this winter after posting a poor 4.99 ERA and 45/34 K/BB ratio over 20 appearances (13 starts) last season in Pittsburgh.
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Mon, Jan 3, 2011 11:55:00 AM

Pirates non-tendered LHP Brian Burres.

Burres compiled a 4.99 ERA and 45/34 K/BB ratio over 20 games (13 starts) this past season. The Pirates starting rotation is unsettled, to say the least, but the 29-year-old left-hander is pretty much interchangeable with a lot of the muck also under team control.
Fri, Dec 3, 2010 12:04:00 AM

Brian Burres held the Cardinals to two runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win Tuesday.

The journeyman left-hander didn't strike out a batter and walked three, while giving up four hits and a home run. He's scheduled to start Sunday against the Marlins, but Burres isn't fantasy relevant. He's 4-4 with a 5.01 ERA.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 11:21:00 PM

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2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
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PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Matzek
8Franklin Morales
9Yohan Flande
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PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Tommy Kahnle
7Nick Masset
8Chad Bettis
9Brooks Brown