Burke underwent debridement surgery on the labrum in his left shoulder Friday and will be sidelined about 12 months.
Burke was already ruled out for the 2020 campaign earlier this week when the surgery was announced, but he now has an official recovery timeline. The 23-year-old could potentially be ready for Opening Day next year, but there are certainly no guarantees given the expected length of the recovery.
Burke will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder Friday and will miss the entire 2020 season.
Burke has been battling shoulder problems since early in the 2019 season. The issue persisted throughout the offseason, and while he was able to throw off flat ground early in camp, the Rangers weren't happy with how his shoulder was responding to treatment. He was diagnosed with fraying and a partial tear of his labrum and will sit out for all of 2020 as a result.
Burke (shoulder) is out to 90 feet in his throwing program, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Burke is not yet throwing off a mound because of inflammation in his left shoulder. As such, he will be behind other starters. The left-hander is expected to start the season at Triple-A Nashville.
Burke will be behind to start spring training due to continued shoulder issues, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Burke's shoulder issues date to at least the first half of the 2019 season. The discomfort popped back up in December, eventually requiring an injection. The injection helped get rid of the pain, but he'll nevertheless be behind his teammates to start the year.
Burke's shoulder discomfort is a continuation of the impingement he battled in the minors in the first half of the season, and he won't require surgery, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Burke will need some rehab but is expected to return prior to the start of the 2020 season. The pair of shoulder issues gives some reason to worry about the 23-year-old's value next season, however, and his 7.43 ERA and 11.7 percent strikeout rate over his first six big-league starts aren't particularly encouraging either.
Burke was shut down due to left shoulder discomfort, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
It was already known Burke wouldn't pitch again this season, but the previous report indicated he wasn't being shut down due to a health issue. The shoulder discomfort is significantly more concerning, though the specifics of the injury remain unclear. The Rangers plan to utilize a bullpen game in his place Saturday versus the Yankees.
Burke is healthy but has been shut down for the season, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Burke will finish the season having made his big-league debut and starting six games. He wasn't very good in those starts, however, posting a 7.43 ERA while striking out just 11.7 percent of opposing batters. The Rangers will go with a bullpen game in what would be his next scheduled start Saturday against the Yankees.
Burke (0-2) allowed seven runs on five hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss versus the Athletics on Saturday.
After allowing only three runs over his first 18 innings this year, Burke has fallen apart, with 19 runs allowed in his last 8.2 innings. The 23-year-old owns a 7.43 ERA and 1.54 WHIP overall. Burke's final start of the season would likely come against a dangerous Yankees lineup next Saturday, should he be given another turn by manager Chris Woodward.
Burke didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 14-9 loss to the A's, surrendering six runs on six hits and a walk over three innings while striking out two.
For the second consecutive start, Burke got tagged for three homers and six runs after not allowing a long ball through his first 18 big-league innings. The rookie southpaw will take a 5.19 ERA and 14:9 K:BB through 26 frames into his next outing Sept. 20, on the road in a rematch with Oakland.
Burke allowed six runs on six hits with two walks and one strikeout across five innings during a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday.
The left-hander was dealing with a virus this week and only threw 75 pitches, but it's unclear if that's because of the illness or ineffectiveness. Burke tossed up three homers in just five frames and was fortunate to escape with a no-decision. Three strong starts to begin his career, though, still has his ERA at a healthy 3.52 mark. He is also 0-1 with a 1.17 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 23 innings across four outings. Burke will face the Rays at home in his next start Thursday.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward is considering limiting Burke's pitch count in his next scheduled start Friday against Baltimore due to a three-day bout with a stomach virus, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Burke, who began his major-league career with three straight starts of six innings and no more than two runs allowed, said he's lost six or seven pounds while coping with the virus. He was able to throw a bullpen Wednesday. "He feels better today, but not great.... If we pitch him and he's iffy, weak, then we'll limit the number of pitches or number of innings he throws," Woodward told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
Burke had a no-decision Saturday, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Mariners.
Burke turned in another quality start, his third in three tries since joining the Rangers. He becomes the first Texas pitcher to work six-plus innings while holding opponents to two runs or fewer in his first three starts. The left-hander with a 1.50 ERA will look for his first win Friday in Baltimore.
Burke (0-1) gave up one run on two hits and three walks while striking out five through six innings to take the loss against the White Sox on Sunday.
Burke allowed his first run in the big leagues, but he delivered his second quality start in only his second outing. Unfortunately for the 23-year-old, the Rangers only managed to produce one hit against the White Sox. Burke has a 0.75 ERA and a 9:5 K:BB through his first two starts. Burke will make his next start Saturday against the Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Burke will make his next start Sunday on the road against the White Sox, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Texas manager Chris Woodward confirmed that Burke will stay in the rotation after the rookie left-hander fired six scoreless innings in his debut Tuesday. Burke managed just five swinging strikes among his 99 pitches (29 foul balls), but Woodward feels he'll get better as Burke learns to elevate the fastball, rather than keeping it down in the zone.
Burke allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four over six scoreless inning in a no-decision Tuesday against the Angels.
Burke was called up from Triple-A Nashville to make his debut in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader. The rookie left-hander had one tense moment in the sixth inning when he faced Albert Pujols with two men on and two out, but Burke retired him on a flyball to maintain the status quo. Burke is expected to remain in the rotation and is next expected to start Sunday on the road against the White Sox.
Burke was recalled from Triple-A Nashville prior to Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.
As expected, Burke will be promoted to the majors to start the nightcap. He's set to make his major-league debut after posting a 7.88 ERA and 2.25 WHIP with 11 punchouts over eight innings at Triple-A.
Burke is slated to start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.
Texas initially planned to recall Burke from Triple-A Nashville to start the afternoon contest, but manager Chris Woodward opted to have the 23-year-old lefty and Joe Palumbo -- who will also be recalled Tuesday -- swap spots in the pitching schedule. Burke could be designated as the Rangers' 26th man for the doubleheader, meaning that he would likely head back to Nashville after the outing while Palumbo would stand a better chance of sticking around with the big club. The performance of the two pitchers Tuesday, however, could also factor into the decision.
Burke will be called up from Triple-A Nashville and start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Burke will be making his MLB debut, and the Rangers are not planning on this being a one-start opportunity for left-hander. He could eventually replace Ariel Jurado in the starting rotation.
Burke could make his major-league debut Tuesday against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Rangers are scheduled to play a doubleheader Tuesday, so Burke may be recalled to toe the rubber for one of the two matchups. He's spent the majority of his time with Double-A Frisco this season, posting 3.18 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with a 49:12 K:BB over 45.1 innings.
Burke (shoulder, blisters) was activated off the injured list and has been assigned to Low-A Hickory, James Schmehl of MLB.com reports.
The left-handed Burke was placed on the IL in April when he was pitching for Double-A Frisco. The down time resulted in him dropping back a couple of rungs on the organizational ladder.
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