Burks thrilled to be back in Boston
BOSTON -- Ellis Burks was let go 12 years ago by the Red Sox, who weren't sure he'd stay healthy and become a productive player. Now they've changed their minds.
On Tuesday, the team's former top draft choice finalized a $750,000, one-year contract with Boston.
"It's like a fine wine --I got better with time," Burks said.
Now 39, Burks said his release from Boston crushed him but
spurred him to adopt a work ethic that led to his best seasons while
playing with four other teams. ...
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