Burgos signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training. He is likely past the point of getting a legitimate shot in the big league rotation, but Burgos can serve as an innings eater at hitter-friendly Triple-A Colorado Springs and potential emergency starter should a need arise with the Brewers.
Burgos was assigned to minor league camp Saturday. Burgos received an invite to major league camp, but he never had an overly strong chance to crack the Opening Day roster. The 28-year-old will likely begin the year at Triple-A, where he spent the majority of the 2015 campaign.
Burgos signed a minor league deal with the Brewers on Friday. The deal includes an invitation to major league camp in spring training, but it's unlikely he cracks the big league roster by Opening Day. The 28-year-old spent the majority of 2015 at Triple-A, pitching to a 3.35 ERA in 15 starts at the level.
The Brewers designated outfielder Caleb Gindl for assignment and released pitcher Hiram Burgos Tuesday, the team announced. Gindle had just three hits in 19 at-bats with the Brewers earlier in the season, while Burgos finished the season with a 6.50 ERA in 18 innings at Triple-A Nashville before undergoing shoulder surgery.
Brewers pitcher Hiram Burgos will undergo shoulder surgery Thursday, according to MLB.com. Burgos will be operated on by Dr. James Andrews. It's considered a clean up procedure. Burgos posted a 6.50 ERA over 18 innings in the minors.