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Should the Rangers revisit Brock Burke as a starter?

Brock Burke’s success is being noticed by Rangers fans and the coaching staff. Burke has pitched seven scoreless outings (thirteen innings) so far this season. Burke allowed twelve baserunners in the thirteen outings. In the three outings in June, Burke allowed an extra-inning run (unearned) with six baserunners. “He’s...
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Rangers' Brock Burke: Takes loss in extras

Burke (3-1) allowed an unearned run on one walk while striking one over 1.1 innings to pick up his first loss of the season Sunday against Seattle in an extra inning. Burke first cleaned up the mess made by Matt Bush in the ninth inning to preserve a tied game, but he fell victim to the ghost runner scoring on his own wild pitch in the extra frame. Burke has been very good out of the Rangers' bullpen and is deserving of high-leverage chances, but this one didn't work out. The left-hander sports a 0.96 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 32 strikeouts and nine walks over 28 innings.
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Rangers' Brock Burke: Needed on short notice

Burke allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five over 2.2 innings of relief in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Yankees. Burke got the call after starter Jon Gray exited mid-fifth inning with soreness in his left knee. On short notice, Burke entered with one out and one runner on. He gave up a hit and a walk to the first two batters faced before fanning Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo with the bases juiced. The left-hander followed that by getting the next six hitters (retired eight straight overall) and departed with yet another sterling effort out of the bullpen. Burke, a starter in the minors, is thriving as a reliever. He's allowed four runs (three earned) on 14 hits and four walks while striking out 26 over 16.2 relief innings.
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Rangers' Brock Burke: Throws two scoreless

Burke allowed one hit and struck out two over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Astros. The Rangers' bats took a holiday Tuesday -- just three hits -- but manager Chris Woodward got strong work from the bullpen. This was the fourth time in six outings that Burke has thrown multiple innings, and the 25-year-old lefty is thriving. He's allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out 16 over 9.2 innings.
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Rangers' Brock Burke: Racking up Ks

Burke allowed one hit and struck out five over two relief innings in Thursday's 10-5 win over the Angels. Burke made his second appearance of the season, both coming in blowouts, but he's been effective. The left-hander, who was a starter before the Rangers shifted him to the bullpen in 2022, has allowed two hits, walked one and struck out 10 over four innings. It's a limited sample size and pitching middle innings is not like closing out games, but the Rangers are in need of someone to take hold of the closer role.
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Rangers' Brock Burke: Wins roster spot

Burke will break camp on the major-league roster, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Burke made six starts in his major-league debut back in 2019, struggling to a 7.42 ERA. He missed all of 2020 due to shoulder surgery and was stuck at Triple-A for all of 2021, where he struck out 28.9 percent of opposing batters but finished with a 5.68 ERA. He appears lined up for a bullpen role for now, but his past experience as a starter makes him an option for spot starts as needed.
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Rangers' Brock Burke: Lands on 7-day IL

Burke was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list with a blister on his left hand Thursday, retroactive to Sept. 22, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. Burke allowed no hits and a walk while striking out three in four scoreless innings during his last appearance at Triple-A Round Rock, but he apparently developed a blister that will force him to miss his next turn through the rotation. Whether he's cleared to return prior to the end of the regular season remains to be seen.
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Rangers' Brock Burke: Reinstated and sent down

Burke (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to the Rangers' alternate training site Saturday. Burke began the season on the injured list while he recovered from shoulder surgery that he underwent in February of 2020. While the left-hander is now healthy, he'll work at the team's alternate training site going forward.
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Rangers' Brock Burke: On delayed timeline

Burke (shoulder) is not expected to be ready to pitch by Opening Day, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Burke endured a 12-month recovery timeline coming off shoulder surgery in February of 2020. As such, the left-hander is not expected to pitch off a mound until mid-March, putting his availability for the April 1 season-opener in doubt.
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