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Monday, July 22, 2013
Burke demoted to clear spot for Turner

By Adam Rubin

NEW YORK -- Reliever Greg Burke has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for Justin Turner's activation from the disabled list.

Burke was selected for the demotion over rookie Gonzalez Germen, who has allowed only one hit and three walks while striking out six in 3 2/3 innings spanning four appearances. Germen twice has inherited bases-loaded situations and wriggled free.

Burke had allowed a combined six runs over his past two appearances.