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Burke suffers fractured finger

Burke suffers fractured finger

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds utility infielder Chris Burke suffered a fracture in his right ring finger on Thursday during a spring workout.

The Reds were performing fly ball drills on a practice field when a ball tipped off Burke's finger and dislocated it. He was taken for X-rays, which revealed the fracture.

Burke will be re-examined in a couple of days after the swelling goes down. His is the first injury suffered during the first week of camp.

The 30-year-old Burke is in Spring Training as a non-roster player after he signed a Minor League contract in December. A veteran of six big league seasons with the Astros, Diamondbacks and Padres, he batted .207 in 32 games last season with San Diego.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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