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Emmanuel Burriss | Second Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 189
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals re-signed UTIL Emmanuel Burriss to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The 29-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2012, when he was a member of the Giants, but he registered a promising .300/.377/.412 batting line with 22 stolen bases in 116 games this past season at Triple-A Syracuse. Burriss will function as organizational infield depth for the Nats again in 2015. Mon, Nov 10, 2014 11:01:00 AM

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Nationals signed INF Emmanuel Burriss to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old spent the entire 2013 campaign at Triple-A Louisville where he struggled to a .241/.294/.266 line with one homer 24 RBI and 17 stolen bases. Better known for his defensive prowess than his hitting ability, he'll function as additional depth in the minor leagues for the Nationals.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Reds sign INF Emmanuel Burriss to a minor league contract.

He's been invited to spring training. Burriss batted just .213/.270/.221 in 60 games for the Giants in 2012.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 04:20:00 PM

Emmanuel Burriss has elected free agency.

Burriss batted just .213/.270/.221 in 60 games for the Giants last season and declined a minor league assignment. He shouldn't have a problem securing a spring training invite on the open market.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 09:27:00 AM

Giants sent INF Emmanuel Burriss outright to Triple-A Fresno.

He'll have the option of electing free agency. Burriss batted only .213/.270/.221 in 60 games for the Giants this season.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 08:53:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Fresno.

Burriss was designated for assignment by the Giants in late July, but he cleared waivers and accepted a spot back at Fresno. Now he's being rewarded for his patience.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 06:35:00 PM

Giants sent INF Emmanuel Burriss outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Burriss was designated for assignment last week and passed through waivers without drawing much interest from other teams. The 27-year-old infielder will now join the Fresno Grizzlies' roster and continue serving as organizational infield depth for the Giants.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Giants designated INF Emmanuel Burriss for assignment.

It's largely a procedural move, as the Giants needed a spot on the 40-man roster for Marco Scutaro. There's a chance Burriss will be claimed off waivers, but, either way, he should get another shot in the majors this season.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 02:47:00 PM

Emmanuel Burriss was pulled from Wednesday's Cactus League game after feeling right leg discomfort.

Burriss told reporters that the issue is minor, and that he simply didn't want to push it. He entered Wednesday's game with a stunning .429/.474/.629 spring batting line.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 06:22:00 PM

Emmanuel Burriss is having an incredible spring at the plate, posting a .441/.486/.647 batting line through 24 at-bats.

But this too shall pass. Burriss has a career .592 OPS in 584 major league at-bats. His speed and defensive abilities could serve him well this year, but won't be very much help to fantasy owners.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 04:56:00 AM

Giants and INF Emmanuel Burriss avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year contract.

Terms aren't yet available. Burriss, who turns 27 in January, was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason as a Super Two player. He batted just .204/.253/.212 with zero homers, four RBI, 11 stolen bases and a .465 OPS over 152 plate appearances this past season at the major-league level.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 07:15:00 PM

Giants recalled INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Fresno.

One of the worst offensive players in all of baseball, Burriss hit .217/.268/.225 in 144 plate appearances earlier this season. He'll likely be limited to pinch-running and defensive replacement duties.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 02:58:00 PM

Giants optioned INF Emmanuel Burriss to Triple-A Fresno.

He was sent out to make room for the newly-acquired Carlos Beltran on the active roster. Burriss, 26, is batting .217/.268/.225 with one double, four RBI and 10 stolen bases over 144 plate appearances with the Giants this season. He'll likely be back as a September call-up.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 03:36:00 PM

Emmanuel Burriss returned to action on Wednesday, entering as an extra-inning defensive replacement and finishing 0-for-2.

Burriss grounded into a double play and struck out. He is hitless in his last 10 at-bats, lowering his batting line to an anemic .224/.280/.233. Burriss has only one extra-base hit in his 148 at-bats, dating back to 2009.
Thu, Jul 7, 2011 04:40:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Emmanuel Burriss (knee) is available to play Wednesday.

Burriss didn't play Tuesday after taking a pitch off his knee Monday. He's fine, though.
Wed, Jul 6, 2011 08:51:00 PM

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