Tag:Brian Burres
Posted on: December 3, 2010 12:28 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:37 am

Russell Martin among those non-tendered

The deadline to tender contracts was Thursday night at 11:59 p.m., and here's the players who were not tendered contracts and are now free agents:

A's: Edwin Encarnacion, Jack Cust, Travis Buck

Angels: Kevin Frandsen

Astros: Sammy Gervacio

Blue Jays: Jeremy Accardo, Fred Lewis

Braves: Matt Diaz

Brewers: Todd Coffey, Joe Inglett

Diamondbacks: Blaine Boyer, Ryan Church, Augie Ojeda, D.J. Carrasco

Dodgers: Russell Martin, George Sherrill, Trent Oeltjen

Giants: Eugenio Velez, Chris Ray

Mariners: Ryan Rowland-Smith

Marlins: Jose Veras, Ronny Paulino

Mets: Chris Carter, Sean Green, John Maine

Nationals: Wil Nieves, Joel Peralta, Chein-Ming Wang

Orioles: Matt Albers

Padres: Scott Hairston, Tony Gwynn Jr., Luis Perdomo, Matt Antonelli

Pirates: Lastings Milledge, Argenis Diaz, Donnie Veal, Brian Burres

Rangers: Dustin Nippert

Rays: Lance Cormier, Willy Aybar, Dioner Navarro, J.P. Howell

Red Sox: Hideki Okajima, Taylor Buchholz, Andrew Miller

Rockies: Manny Delcarmen

Royals: Josh Fields

Tigers: Zach Miner

White Sox: Bobby Jenks, Erick Threets

Yankees: Alfredo Aceves, Dustin Mosley

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 7, 2010 8:16 pm

Pirates to keep Burres in rotation

Brian Burres The Pirates have opted to keep Brian Burres in the rotation following his strong start against the Braves on Monday, reports MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch .

Burres hurled six innings of one-run ball, limiting Atlanta to just five hits without allowing a walk and striking out three. The 29-year-old was making his first start since May 29, a four-run stinker that saw him sent to the minors.

He returned to pitch out of the bullpen August 28 but made the emergency start Monday after incumbent Jeff Karstens was scratched with shoulder pain. Karstens is "slowly" recovering, according to Langosch, but if he returns to action before the 2010 closes, it will likely be out of the bullpen. The 27-year-old Karstens has a 4.88 ERA in 121 2/3 innings, starting 19 games and coming out of the 'pen for seven games. He only strikes out 5.3 batters per nine, but pairs that ratio with a 2.0 BB/9 mark, solid enough marks to make him a viable back-of-the-rotation starter.

Burres has a 5.75 ERA on the year in eight starts and seven relief appearances. His career numbers are worse, with a 6.03 ERA in 316 2/3 innings, walking almost as much (4.2 BB/9) as he strikes out (5.4 K/9).

Even though Burres may stick in the rotation the rest of the way, it's hard to imagine him making the 2011 squad as he is at this point, a fungible journeyman. If he can piece together a few strong starts down the stretch, that may be enough to get him a look at spring training as a possible swingman, but not much more.

Of course, Burres is also a lefty, so that automatically guarantees him countless more opportunities to stick with a major-league club.

-- Evan Brunell

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