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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