UPDATE: Well, I talked to manager Daren Brown and told him what has been reporter, he gave me a grin and said, "He's not here, that's all I can say." That may have well been yes.
I'm guessing cash considerations since that's what the M's paid. Maybe they can just cancel the check.
Well, I'm here covering the Rainiers game tonight and Chris Burke was a late scratch from the line-up. The reason well he's been traded back to the Padres, the team the Mariners acquired him from.
Apparently back-up shortstop/infielder Everth Cabrera injured his hand on Sunday and may e out two months and the Padres needed a replacement so they went and got a player they were familiar with. The trade won't be announced till Tuesday. I'll see if I can get confirmation after the game, I wouldn't expect it, but I guess I can go to his locker and see if it's cleared out.
The Mariners gave up cash considerations to get Burke in the spring.
Burke was hitting .237 in 10 games with the Rainiers with a couple of doubles, a homer and 3 RBI, he also seven walks and 11 strikeouts.
What does it mean? Not a great deal, but it's one less guy they can bring up as a utility infielder if something happens at the big league level.