The Phillies released Burke from minor league camp, Paul Hagen of MLB.com reports. Burke was in camp with the Phillies as a non-roster invitee, but failed to win a job. He will have to look for another minor league deal if he intends to keep pitching.
Burke was reassigned to minor league camp on Saturday. The 33-year-old pitcher signed a minor league deal with the team in November that included an invitation to spring training. Burke spent last season in the Blue Jays' farm system. He has only played in 80 major league games, tallying 32 with the Mets in 2013 and 48 with the Padres in 2009. Burke is not expected to make much of an impact for the Phillies this season.
Burke signed a minor league deal with the Phillies that includes an invitation to spring training, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Burke, 33, spent last season in the Blue Jays' farm system, going a combined 5-1 with a 2.63 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A. He will compete for a bullpen spot in the spring.
The Blue Jays have sent down five pitchers from the major league camp, reports MLB.com. Matt West, Preston Guilmet, Gregory Infante, Scott Copeland and Greg Burke have all been sent to the team's minor-league camp. Toronto still has 24 pitchers left in camp.
The Blue Jays made two more cuts on Saturday, reassigning right-hander Scott Copeland and right-hander Greg Burke to minor-league camp, per Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca. Toronto currently has 57 players on the big-league spring roster.
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