Giants bring up Pat Burrell from minors
Friday, June 4, 2010
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have purchased Pat Burrell's contract from Triple-A Fresno, three weeks after the outfielder was released by Tampa Bay.
The 33-year-old Burrell hit .313 (5 for 16) with one homer and six RBIs in five Fresno games. He went hitless in two at-bats at Las Vegas on Thursday before joining the Giants in time for Friday night's game in Pittsburgh.
Burrell was in the second year of a $16 million, two-year contract with Tampa Bay when he was released May 15. He hit .202 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 24 games for the Rays. Last season, he batted .221 with 14 homers and 64 RBIs in 412 at-bats.
Burrell has 267 home runs and 904 RBIs with Philadelphia (2000-08) and Tampa Bay (2009-10).