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Cory Burns | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays reassigned RHP Cory Burns and C A.J. Jimenez to minor league camp.
No surprises in this round of cuts. Burns posted a rough 4.95 ERA last year in the minors and Burns is under at least three other catchers on Toronto's depth chart. Mar 19 - 9:40 AM

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Blue Jays sent RHP Cory Burns outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will be invited to spring training. Burns spent all of last season in the minors, holding a 4.95 ERA.
Jan 16 - 3:01 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Cory Burns for assignment.

Burns was designated for assignment to make room for Matt West on the Jays' 40-man roster. The right-hander has been passed around like a bad penny in recent months, as the Jays are the third team to place him on waivers since June.
Jan 14 - 8:55 PM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Cory Burns off waivers from the Rays; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

He's now in his third organization in the last three months, as the Rays claimed Burns off waivers from the Rangers in July. The 26-year-old has spent all of 2014 in the minors, posting a 4.95 ERA and 58/16 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Rays claimed RHP Cory Burns off waivers from the Rangers; assigned him to Triple-A Durham.

Burns had a 7.44 ERA and 1.99 WHIP in 32 2/3 innings at Triple-A Round Rock. The 26-year-old right-hander will be organizational relief depth for Tampa Bay.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 02:13:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Cory Burns from Triple-A Round Rock

The 25-year-old right-hander posted a 1.64 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 5/7 K/BB ratio in 11 innings with the Rangers earlier in the season. He’ll provide an extra bullpen option for the Rangers in the middle innings.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Cory Burns to Triple-A Round Rock.

Burns has posted a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings this season for Texas. He should be back up eventually.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Cory Burns from Triple-A Round Rock.

Burns allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings during his brief stint with the big club earlier this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Cory Burns to Triple-A Round Rock.

Wednesday's starter, Ross Wolf, will replace him on the active roster. Burns allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings during his brief stint with the big club and should get another shot in the Rangers' bullpen later this year.
Wed, May 22, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Rangers recalled RHP Cory Burns from Triple-A Round Rock.

Burns will take the place of Alexi Ogando (biceps) on the active roster. The 25-year-old had an impressive 1.38 ERA and 18/4 K/BB ratio over 13 innings in Triple-A and will pitch in middle relief.
Thu, May 16, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Cory Burns to Triple-A Round Rock.

Burns failed to earn an Opening Day bullpen spot after posting a 5.79 ERA over nine spring appearances. He'll provide depth at Triple-A.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 08:41:00 AM

Rangers acquired RHP Cory Burns from the Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Burns was just designated for assignment by the Padres last week. The 25-year-old right-hander had a lousy 5.50 ERA in 17 appearances at the major league level this season, but he has posted some impressive numbers in the minors. It's a worthwhile pickup by the Rangers.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Padres designated RHP Cory Burns for assignment.

The Pads needed to clear some 40-man roster space with the Rule 5 Draft coming up. Burns posted a 5.50 ERA in 17 appearances for them in 2012.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 07:22:00 PM

Padres recalled RHP Cory Burns from Triple-A Tucson.

Burns was just recently optioned back to the minors on August 5 after throwing one scoreless inning for San Diego. He'll again serve in a middle relief role with the Padres, allowing Dale Thayer or Luke Gregerson to fill in as the interim closer while Huston Street (calf) is sidelined.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 04:34:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Cory Burns to Triple-A Tucson.

He was unscored upon in his lone relief appearance, but the Padres decided they needed a fresh arm. Miles Mikolas takes his spot in the bullpen.
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 01:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Steve Delabar
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Liam Hendriks
6Bo Schultz
7Todd Redmond