Rangers ink Burton, assign him to Triple-A

Right-handed reliever has appeared in 367 career Major League games

Rangers ink Burton, assign him to Triple-A

NEW YORK -- The Rangers have signed right-handed reliever Jared Burton to a Minor League contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock. He was released by the Yankees on May 16 after pitching in just four games at in the Minors.

Burton has pitched in 367 Major League games with the Reds and Twins, compiling a career record of 18-19 with a 3.44 ERA and 10 saves. He was 3-5 with a 4.36 ERA and three saves in 68 appearances with the Twins in 2014.

Burton signed with the Yankees as a Minor League free agent just before the start of Spring Training but was set back by a strained lat muscle. He had a combined 4.50 ERA in one game at Class A Tampa and three games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being let go.

The Rangers also announced Sunday that reliever Kyuji Fujikawa has cleared unconditional release waivers and is now a free agent. The Rangers placed him on release waivers Friday.

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