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Burke returns after missing game

Greg Burke

Greg Burke

#46 RP
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM28
  • W0

  • L2

  • BB12

  • K25

  • ERA5.28

NEW YORK -- Greg Burke was due to rejoin the Mets for Sunday's game after missing a game to attend a funeral.

The Mets preferred to go with a 24-man roster Saturday rather than put Burke on the bereavement list and call up a player because Burke otherwise would have had to miss three days.

The Mets will have to make a roster move when Justin Turner is activated from the disabled list, likely for Monday's series opener against the Atlanta Braves. Terry Collins strongly suggested that once Turner is activated, the Mets will drop to 12 pitchers. That means either Gonzalez Germen or Burke would seem to be vulnerable for a demotion.