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Greg Burke | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays signed RHP Greg Burke to a minor league contract.
Burke spent last season with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate while posting an ugly 7.59 ERA over 36 relief appearances. However, he did strike out 64 batters in 53 1/3 innings. The 32-year-old last appeared in the majors in 2013 with the Mets and will likely serve as minor league depth with Toronto. Nov 25 - 1:57 PM

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Rockies signed RHP Greg Burke to a minor league contract.

He also received an invite to spring training. Colorado targeted Burke from the outset of the free agency process and they beat out Toronto for his services. The 31-year-old had a 5.68 ERA and 1.83 WHIP over 31 2/3 innings for the Mets this past season. He'll compete for a bullpen role next spring.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Greg Burke is expected to receive offers from the Rockies and Blue Jays when free agency opens on November 5.

Burke was removed from the Mets' 40-man roster on October 17, and they're still expected to be in the conversation for his services as well. The 31-year-old had a 5.68 ERA and 1.83 WHIP over 31 2/3 innings for the Mets this season.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Mets sent RHP Greg Burke outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Burke compiled a 5.68 ERA and 28/15 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings this season.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Mets recalled RHP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Burke holds a 4.91 ERA and 1.70 WHIP over 29 appearances at the major league level this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 06:10:00 PM

Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Burke gave up a home run to one of the two batters he faced in his latest stint with the Mets. He'll return next month.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 06:25:00 PM

Mets recalled RHP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Burke was recalled to give the bullpen some innings after Jenrry Mejia left Saturday's game early. The right-hander has a 4.66 ERA in 29 innings with the Mets this season.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 01:37:00 PM

Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Burke has registered a disappointing 5.28 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in 29 innings this season for New York. The right-hander should be given another try later this year.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Mets recalled RHP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

He's taking Brandon Lyon's spot in the bullpen. Burke has posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 22 appearances for the Mets this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 08:24:00 AM

Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.

An expected move, Burke will be sent down to make room for Tuesday's scheduled starter, Zack Wheeler. The sidearmer has a quality 3.86 ERA and 19/7 K/BB ratio over 21 innings with the Mets this season and should be back in the big leagues before long.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 03:22:00 PM

Greg Burke will be optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Tuesday's game.

He'll be cleared to make room for Zack Wheeler's return from the minors. Burke has a 3.86 ERA and 19/7 K/BB ratio over 21 innings this season and should get another chance in the Mets' bullpen soon.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Mets recalled RHP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Burke has posted a 3.15 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 20 innings this season with the Mets. The sidearmer will work in middle relief.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Burke was booted off the 25-man roster to make room for pitcher Carlos Torres. In 20 innings this year with the Mets, Burke has 18 strikeouts and a decent 3.15 ERA.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 06:26:00 PM

Mets recalled RHP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Burke struggled in his earlier stint with the Mets, so he'll be looking for better results this time around. The sidearmer will work in middle relief.
Sun, May 12, 2013 10:21:00 AM

Mets optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Burke threw 42 pitches during Tuesday's doubleheader, so the Mets called up Jeurys Familia in order to have a fresh arm out of the bullpen. The sidearmer figures to return to the big club later this summer.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 03:33:00 PM