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Emmanuel Burriss | Second Baseman | #16

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Kent State
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / SF
Contract: view contract details
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Nationals signed INF Emmanuel Burriss to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Burriss is a career .237/.300/.266 hitter across parts of seven seasons. He'll turn 32 next month and is a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster. Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:50:00 PM

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Emmanuel Burriss has elected to become a free agent.

Burriss was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster at the conclusion of the 2016 regular season. The 31-year-old infielder is a .237/.300/.266 career hitter and will almost certainly have to settle for a minor league contract this winter.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Phillies sent INF Emmanuel Burriss outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The Phils now have an extra 40-man roster spot to use. Burriss, 31, is a career .237/.300/.266 hitter across parts of seven season.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 03:43:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He's taking Taylor Featherston's spot on the roster. Burriss will provide infield depth with Cesar Hernandez (foot) banged up.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 03:39:00 PM

Phillies sent INF Emmanuel Burriss outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Burriss cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He'll stick around as organizational depth.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Phillies designated INF Emmanuel Burriss for assignment.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for Jimmy Paredes, who was acquired from the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Burriss was batting just .121/.194/.212 in 36 plate appearances this season for the Phillies. He is a .239/.302/.269 career hitter at the major league level.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 03:32:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He and Cedric Hunter were able to beat out Will Venable and J.P. Arencibia for the final two bench spots. Burriss enjoyed a solid spring training, hitting .294 across 34 Grapefruit League at-bats. He gives the Phillies some depth behind starting infielders Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Phillies signed INF Emmanuel Burriss to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Burriss was with the Nationals during the 2015 season, at least until they outrighted him to Triple-A Syracuse in mid-July. He'll turn 31 in January. In 806 plate appearances in the bigs, he's just a .245/.307/.271 hitter. There's no fantasy upside here, just a minor league signing.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Nationals sent INF Emmanuel Burris outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

He is now off the Nationals' 40-man roster. The 30-year-old infielder is a .245/.307/.271 career hitter in 806 plate appearances at the major league level.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Syracuse.

Burriss, 30, has hit .278/.354/.392 with three homers and 10 steals for Syracuse this season. He'll provide a utility option for the Nats.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 02:21:00 PM

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

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

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