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Pirates re-sign Brian Burres to minor league contract

Brian Burres

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Brian Burres works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta Saturday, May 29, 2010. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Brian Burress has re-signed with the Pirates on a minor-league contract after being non-tendered last month, according to Jenifer Langosch of

Signed last offseason after being let go by the Orioles and Blue Jays, the 29-year-old left-hander had a 4.99 ERA and 45/34 K/BB ratio in 79 innings for the Pirates split between the rotation and bullpen.

His deal includes an invitation to spring training, where Burres will have to compete for a job.