The Phillies don't have interest in bringing Pat Burrell back to the city he established himself in, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. Burrell, who cleared waivers today after the Rays designated him for assignment over the weekend, is a free agent and can now sign with any team for $300K. The Rays would pay the bulk of the $9MM Burrell will make this year, but not surprisingly, that is not enough for the Phillies.
"We just don't have a role for him right now," Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "There isn't a fit."
Burrell, who posted a .202/.292/.333 line with the Rays this year, doesn't appear to be a fit for the Giants, either. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hasn't heard of any interest from the Giants (Twitter link).
He should go to a Central League team in Japan that needs a DH. Crush some soft tossers and go out right.
statistically he doesn’t seem fit for the giants…but with sabean, this is what the meeting between sabean and bochy was probably about.
i thought they might bring him back for a year as a bench player cause we havent got a lotta powa on the bench besides fransico who is strugglin and gload……..just thoughtd be cool to bring cardboard man back
how bout the Mariners?