The Nationals designated Jamie Burke for assignment to make room for Ivan Rodriguez, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington (via Twitter). Burke appeared in just one inning as a defensive replacement for the Nationals this year, but he did not bat.
A couple more players with big league experience have signed minor league deals…
- The Nationals announced that they have signed four more players with big league experience to minor league deals including Joel Peralta, Logan Kensing, Jamie Burke and Pete Orr.
- Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers have signed Mark DiFelice to a minor league deal despite the expectation that he will miss the 2010 season following shoulder surgery. According to McCalvy, the Brewers made the move so that they can oversee his rehab. DiFelice appeared in 59 games for Milwaukee in 2009 with a 3.66 ERA. DiFelice said he still hopes to pitch this season and suggests he will re-sign with the Brewers next year because of this committment from the team.
According to a press release, the Mariners have traded catcher Jamie Burke to the Nationals for cash. Burke has appeared in 184 games in parts of seven big league seasons. He was originally drafted in the ninth round of the '93 draft by the Angels. The Nationals will be his fifth organization.