Burns was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Burns was attending camp with Los Angeles as a non-roster invitee, but he was never expected to contend for a big-league roster spot. The 30-year-old hasn't played in the majors since 2016, when he went 0-for-6 with Toronto.
Burns joined the Dodgers as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Burns is very much a long shot to break camp with the Dodgers. He hasn't appeared at the big-league level since 2016 and failed to record a single hit in his 10-game debut for Toronto that season.
Burns will be a part of the Blue Jays' 60-man roster.
The 29-year-old spent last year in the Blue Jays' minor-league system after playing in the Korea Baseball Organization during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He returned to Toronto as a non-roster invitee in December and went 8-for-24 with five runs and four RBI before play was suspended. Burns will get a chance to further his development in his comeback bid as part of the 60-man roster, but it'd be a bit surprising to see him play a big role with the major-league club in 2020.
Burns signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training.
Burns returned to the Blue Jays in 2019 after two seasons in the Korea Baseball League, and he will get a chance to develop in major-league spring training in 2020. The 29-year-old hit .275/.364/.470 with 19 home runs and 63 RBI over 118 games with Triple-A Buffalo last season and has appeared in just 10 major-league games over his career.
Burns signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
The 28-year-old Burns made his MLB debut with the Blue Jays in 2016, logging seven plate appearances. He hasn't surfaced in affiliated ball since that time, instead spending the past two seasons in the Korea Baseball Organization. Assuming he sticks in the Toronto organization at the conclusion of the spring, Burns will likely report to Triple-A Buffalo and fill a depth role in the infield.
Burns was released by the Blue Jays on Thursday so that he can sign with Lotte in the Korean Baseball Organization, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
The 26-year-old utility infielder managed to appear in 10 games at the major league level in 2016, but he failed to get a hit in that time. He also struggled during his second stint with Triple-A Buffalo, so Burns decided it would benefit him to get some more consistent playing time in the hitter-friendly KBO. He'll likely look to return to the states prior to the 2018 season if all goes well overseas.
Burns cleared waivers and was outrighted by the Jays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
This is Burns' first outright, meaning he has no choice but to remain in the Jays' system. The 26-year-old went hitless through 10 games for the big league team in 2016. Burns hit .230 over 111 games with Triple-A Buffalo.
Burns was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Burns will add a little infield depth over the final six days of the season with Devon Travis ailing, but don't look for him to see many at-bats. He hit .230/.285/.352 with eight home runs and 13 steals in 111 games at Triple-A this year.
Burns finished the 2016 International League season hitting .230./285/.352 with eight homers, 38 RBI and 42 runs scored in 418 at-bats.
Burns was recalled by the Jays a handful of times during the season, but never got an opportunity (only six at-bats) to show he's worthy of hanging around the big leagues. The infielder's recent season with Triple-A Buffalo saw a sharp decline in production in comparison to the .293/.351/.372 line he posted in 2015 at the same level. With a boatload of young infield talent within the organization, Burns will have to perform much better than he did in 2016 if he wants to make it to the next level.
Burns was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
Burns was sent down to Buffalo on Friday after going 0-for-2 during his two at-bats with the team since being recalled earlier this month. The 25-year-old third basemen didn't get a whole lot of opportunities with the team and has gone hitless during his six at-bats with the Blue Jays throughout the season.
Burns has played in eight games, going 0-for-6, during his three short stints with the Jays during the first half of the season.
Toronto drafted Burns in 2011 out of high school in the 11th round. He holds a minor league lifetime-average of .268 with 52 home runs. With a plethora of injuries to the Jays' infield this year, the team has called on the third baseman multiple times to serve as an emergency backup. However, second baseman Ryan Goins (forearm) and first baseman Chris Colabello (suspension) are due back soon, meaning Burns will be on his way back to Triple-A Buffalo in the near future.
Burns was recalled on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Burns will now make his third major league appearance this season as the Blue Jays optioned Drew Hutchison in a corresponding roster move. It could be a temporary move, however, as the Blue Jays may recall Hutchison following the All-Star Break to fill in for the injured Marco Estrada. Burns, who's slashed .238/.332/.420 with Triple-A Buffalo this season, looks to provide infield depth for Toronto for the time being.
Burns was optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.
With Troy Tulowitzki (quad) activated from the DL on Saturday, the Blue Jays will send Burns back to Buffalo after just three days with the team. Burns is hitting .238/.298/.350 with 15 doubles and 16 RBI in 51 Triple-A games on the year.
Burns was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Mike Wilner of Blue Jays Radio reports.
Burns was recalled along with Chad Girodo to replace Scott Diamond and Aaron Loup on the 25-man roster. The infielder had a brief stint in the majors earlier this season but has spent most of the year at Buffalo, where he's slashed .238/.298/.350.
Burns went 2-for-5 with one run in Triple-A Buffalo's 7-4 win over Columbus on Tuesday.
Burns has now recorded three two-hit games in his last four, bringing his average up from .248 to .263. He's also 14-for-41 (.341) in his last 10 games to go along with eight runs and seven RBI. The 25-year-old appeared briefly in the majors this May -- going hitless in his only five at-bats. The third basemen will likely remain with Triple-A Buffalo during 2016 unless the Blue Jays need a fresh face due to an injury.
Burns was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Burns recently had his contract selected by the Blue Jays in early May to add infield depth, but Toronto's stacked infield prevented him from making any starts. He got on base just once in five plate appearances with the Blue Jays before being optioned to clear a roster spot for the recently acquired Jimmy Paredes.
Burns had his contract selected by the Blue Jays on Friday.
Burns is still awaiting his MLB debut as a utility infielder who's spent the past two seasons at Triple-A Buffalo. However, there's no immediate path to at-bats in Toronto's lineup for the 25-year-old, especially after batting a humdrum .250 over 119 plate appearances with Buffalo this season.
Burns received an invite to go to big league camp for spring training.
The 25-year-old third baseman showed a strong ability to make contact last year, hitting .293 with a 13.1% K-rate at Triple-A, but he hit just four home runs with six steals in 126 games. He is probably third on the organizational depth chart at third base behind Josh Donaldson and Matt Dominguez.
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|2013||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||64||265||40||67||19||2||7||32||23||55||12||5||.253||.309||.419|
|2013||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||64||248||45||81||15||5||8||53||25||38||21||9||.327||.383||.524|
|2014||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||133||495||71||126||32||5||15||63||41||99||18||8||.255||.315||.430|
|2015||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||6||21||5||5||0||0||1||1||3||3||0||0||.238||.333||.381|