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Chris Burke Again Joins San Diego Padres

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

After the San Diego Padres learned that young short stop Everth Cabrera would have to miss up to eight weeks with a broken hand, General Manager Kevin Towers started to work on bringing in another player to back up Luis Rodriguez, who will take over as the full-time shortstop.

According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, the Padres re-acquired Chris Burke, a player the Padres had in Spring Training but traded to the Seattle Mariners because they were going to keep both Rodriguez and Cabrera.

Burke, a first-round pick of the Houston Astros in 2001, has been playing with Seattle's Triple-A team in Tacoma, where he was hitting .237 in 38 at-bats. He's expected to be in uniform when the team starts their series tonigh...

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