May 29, 2010, 7:44 PM EDT
The San Francisco Giants announced on their official Twitter feed this afternoon that 33-year-old veteran outfielder Pat Burrell has been signed to a minor league contract.
Burrell will join up with the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate from Fresno, California at some point this weekend and will try to work his way back to the majors from there. He doesn’t exactly fit in with the Giants’ makeup right now, given that he’s more of a DH than an outfielder these days, but perhaps he’ll make a nice late-innings pinch-hitter at some point down the road.
Burrell was batting just .202/.292/.333 with two homers and 13 RBI over 84 at-bats when the Rays cut ties with him in the middle of May. He is a .253/.362/.473 career hitter over 10-plus seasons.
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