Braves Sign Chris Burke

Talking Chop reports that the Braves signed utilityman Chris Burke to a minor league deal. Burke, 29, has played every position but pitcher and catcher in the major leagues. In 32 games with the Padres this year, Burke's OPS was .575. More recently, he played in Triple A Tacoma in the Mariners' organization.

Burke was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett, and struck out in a pinch hitting appearance tonight.

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