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Burke heads from Seattle back to San Diego

Burke heads from Seattle back to San Diego
SEATTLE (AP) - Utility infielder Chris Burke was traded from the Mariners back to the Padres only a few weeks after Seattle acquired Burke from San Diego.

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The trade was made official Tuesday, with Seattle receiving cash for returning Burke to the Padres. Burke was acquired by the Mariners on March 29 and was in Seattle's spring training camp as a non-roster invitee. He was sent to Triple-A Tacoma to begin the season.

"I'm glad to be back here," said Burke, prior to the start of San Diego's game at San Francisco. "These guys are off to a great start. This is the organization I signed with during the offseason and I thought I'd fit in well."

San Diego wanted Burke back after rookie shortstop Everth Cabrera was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a broken bone in his left hand.

Cabrera underwent surgery on his hand Tuesday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli and Dr. Jan Fronek performed the operation at Scripps Clinic at Carmel Valley.

According to a team spokesman, Cabrera will wear a splint for five days and begin therapy on Monday.

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