The Dodgers announced Monday that Burriss will join the organization as the hitting coach at Triple-A Oklahoma City, signaling the end of the 36-year-old's playing days.
Burriss had actually been in line to serve as Oklahoma City's hitting coach in 2020 before the cancellation of the minor-league season. The switch-hitting infielder's last professional action came in 2017 at Triple-A Syracuse in the Nationals organization. Prior to that, Burriss appeared in parts of seven big-league seasons from 2008 through 2016, slashing a collective .237/.300/.266 with one home run and 41 stolen bases in 326 games between the Giants, Nationals and Phillies.
Burriss agreed to a minor-league deal with the Angels on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group reports.
Burriss last played in the big leagues with the Phillies in 2016, earning 50 plate appearances over 39 games, although he slashed just .111/.184/.178. The 33-year-old spent last season at the Triple-A level of the Nationals' system, but he wound up missing 50 games due to a second positive test for a drug of abuse. He will likely serve as organizational depth for the Angels this season as he's expected to begin the season with Triple-A Salt Lake.
Burriss (suspension) is 1-for-8 with a run scored and a walk since being activated from the restricted list Friday.
The veteran was suspended 50 games after testing positive for drugs of abuse back in April, but he's back in action after serving that sentence in full. He's only played in two games since being activated, though, so it seems like he's only playing part-time in the minors. He'll likely just act as an organizational depth piece for the rest of the season.
Burriss was suspended 50 games Tuesday after testing positive for a drug of abuse for the second time, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.
Burriss signed on with the Nationals on a minor-league deal this winter but was unable to crack the Opening Day roster. Given the Nationals' depth up the middle, it's unlikely the 32-year-old will do anything other than serve as organizational depth upon his return.
Burriss was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.
The veteran latched on with the Nationals on a minor league deal this winter and struggled to get on base this spring (.290 OBP) despite striking out just once in 28 at-bats. The Nationals' depth up the middle meant that Burriss was a long shot to crack the Opening Roster when he signed. He'll head to minor league camp and will likely start the season with Triple-A Syracuse.
Burris is slashing .235/.263/.294 with one RBI in 17 at-bats this spring.
After collecting a couple of hits in his first two games of spring, Burris has gone cold. He's just 2-for-11 in seven games this March, and hasn't knocked anything for more than a single. Barring a myriad of injuries to Washington's infield, the 32-year-old is likely destined for the minors to start the season, where he will serve as organizational depth.
Burriss was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League game with right shoulder soreness, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Osvaldo Abreu got the start at second base instead. Burriss signed a minor league deal with the Nationals this offseason and has gotten plenty of opportunities in the early going, recording three hits in 10 plate appearances so far this spring. Consider the 32-year-old day-to-day for now.
Burriss signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Monday, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.
Burriss will return to a Nationals organization with which he spent the 2015 season, but don't expect the 31-year-old to see significant time in the majors barring a calamity in the Washington middle infield or a dramatic change in Burris' performance. He hit .263/.296/.309 with the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate in Lehigh Valley last season, seeing most of his time at second base.
Burriss has elected free agency.
Burriss was outrighted off the Phillies' roster earlier this month. He spent about three and a half months in the majors this season but accumulated just 45 at-bats. He will be looking for a minor league deal this winter.
Burriss was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
The Phillies began cleaning out their 40-man roster in preparation for December's Rule 5 draft, and they decided that they could cast Burriss off the 40-man after he hit for a mere .111 average in 50 plate appearances. The 31-year-old will likely act as organizational depth going forward.
Burriss was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Burriss has gone just 4-for-33 (.121) over 27 games with the Phillies this season. Although he owns a .263 batting average at Lehigh Valley, his .296 on-base percentage leaves much to be desired. He'll start at second base Friday against the Cardinals.
Burriss officially accepted his assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of the News Journal reports.
Burriss was DFA'd on Wednesday to clear space on the 40-man roster for Jimmy Paredes, whom the Phillies acquired from Toronto in a trade. Burriss struggled in limited big league action, hitting just .121 with two extra-base hits in 27 games.
Burriss was designated for assignment Wednesday, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports.
Burriss was designated for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Jimmy Paredes, whom the Phillies acquired from the Blue Jays for cash considerations. Burriss had been hitting just .121/.194/.212 in 27 games played this season.
Burris will likely lose his roster spot when Cody Asche is activated from the disabled list this week, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.
Asche's rehab assignment must end Thursday. Burris has primarily been limited to a pinch hitting role this season. He has just 33 at-bats in 27 games.
Burriss has a .129 batting average after 31 at-bats this season.
Burriss's primary role for the Phillies has been to serve as a pinch hitter and make an occasional substitution in the outfield or middle infield. While his season batting average is atrocious, he has recently shown improvement, posting a .273/.364/.273 line in May. Burriss has a career batting average of .240, so the Phillies will look to see if he can sustain this improved level of play.
Burriss is in the lineup and leading off for Friday's series opener against the Nationals.
Burriss had his contract selected by the Phillies on April 2nd to join the team as a reserve. The 31-year-old is 0-for-5 through six games thus far and will look to record his first hit in his first start of the year.
The Phillies selected Burriss's contract Saturday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Burriss hit .294 with three stolen bases this spring. He saw time all over the diamond and in the corner outfield spots. He gives the Phillies a valuable option off their bench.
Burriss remains in the hunt for a bench job with the Phillies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Burriss started Thursday's game in center field as the Phillies try to figure out if he can play both the infield and outfield. He has hit .323 (10-for-31) with an .866 OPS this spring. Darnell Sweeney, Cedric Hunter, David Lough, Ryan Jackson and Burriss all remain in the mix for the final two bench jobs available.
Burriss signed a minor league deal with the Phillies on Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Burriss made just a handful of apperacnes with the Nationals in 2015, recording a .213/.270/.221 slash line in just five at-bats. He will likely serve as organizational depth with the Phillies moving forward.
The Nationals selected the contract of infielder Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, outfielder Reed Johnson (foot) was moved from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
Burriss is back in the majors for the first time since 2012. Burriss hit .278 (66 for 237) with eight doubles, five triples, three home runs, 25 walks, 10 stolen bases and 21 RBI in 62 games for Syracuse.
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