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Burrell is a Grizzlie, for now

Pat Burrell is on his way to Salt Lake City today to join the Giants' Triple-A Freson team after agreeing to a minor-league contract, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that the deal would have a "quick out date" of maybe two weeks, meaning either Burrell would be called up or allowed to leave. Also Rosenthal said Burrell would have a bench role if promoted with "no promise" of at-bats.

The Rays are paying the $6.8-million remaining on Burrell's contract, though they'd get a slight break - a pro-rated share of the $400,000 major-league minimum - for any time Burrell spends in the major leagues.

[Last modified: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:15am]

    

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