Burke shipped to Vegas to clear spot

August, 22, 2013
8/22/13
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NEW YORK -- Reliever Greg Burke has been demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for Daisuke Matsuzaka.

On his first major league pitch since July 19, Burke surrendered a three-run homer to Chris Johnson on Wednesday as the Mets lost to the Atlanta Braves, 4-1, in 10 innings Wednesday.

Burke should return to the Mets in September, after Las Vegas' season ends.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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