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Top Nick Burdi News

  • Yankees' Nick Burdi: Inks NRI deal with NYY

    The Yankees signed Burdi to a minor-league contract Thursday with an invitation to major-league spring training, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

    Burdi elected to become a free agent in November after being outrighted off Cincinnati's 40-man roster. The 30-year-old reliever has surrendered 17 runs -- 16 earned -- in just 15.1 career innings of work at the MLB level.

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  • Nick Burdi: Elects to become free agent

    Burdi elected to become a free agent Monday.

    Burdi was outrighted off the Cubs' 40-man roster last week and will now test the open market. The 30-year-old right-hander has struggled with injuries throughout his career and owns a rough 9.39 ERA in just 15.1 total major-league innings.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Outrighted to Iowa

    The Cubs sent Burdi outright to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

    Burdi was selected from Triple-A in May, but he only made three appearances with the Cubs before appendicitis and a nerve issue in his right elbow put an early end to his season. Burdi holds a career 9.39 ERA through 15.1 innings and will likely need to prove he can remain healthy and effective before getting another shot in the majors.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Healthy leading into offseason

    Burdi (abdomen/elbow) is expected to have a normal offseason, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Burdi required an appendectomy in May and then developed ulnar nerve irritation in his right elbow in August, logging just three total relief appearances with the Cubs in 2023, but he has put both issues in the rearview and will look to compete for an Opening Day bullpen spot next spring. Granted, the oft-injured 30-year-old could be a non-tender candidate for Chicago as he reaches arbitration this winter.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Restarts assignment

    Burdi (abdomen) resumed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Burdi's rehab assignment was paused last week due to ulnar nerve irritation in his right arm, but he's now ready to rejoin Iowa and is expected to pitch in a game Sunday. He'll likely make a couple of appearances in Triple-A before returning to Chicago.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Will resume throwing soon

    Burdi (abdomen/elbow) is scheduled to resume throwing in a couple of days, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Burdi had to be pulled off his minor-league rehab assignment last week due to ulnar nerve irritation in his right arm, but it shouldn't be an overly serious setback. He initially landed on the injured list back in late May following an emergency appendectomy.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Shut down with nerve issue

    Burdi (abdomen) is dealing with ulnar nerve irritation and will be shut down from his rehab assignment and re-evaluated in a few days, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Burdi initially landed on the injured list in May after undergoing an appendectomy. He was cleared to begin a rehab assignment Aug. 8 and gave up two runs across 3.1 innings over four appearances between the rookie-level Arizona Complex League and Triple-A Iowa, but he hadn't pitched in a week before the Cubs provided an explanation on the matter. A better timeline for his return should emerge once he's evaluated during the week.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Rehab moves to Triple-A

    Burdi (abdomen) has moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Iowa, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    He gave up two earned runs while striking out two batters in 1.1 innings across two rehab appearances in the Arizona Complex League. Given that Burdi has minor-league options remaining, he could be activated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A once his rehab assignment is officially over.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Kicking off rehab assignment

    Burdi (appendectomy) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance Tuesday for the Cubs' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Burdi's rehab assignment will most likely last close to the entire 30-day window while he works his way back from an appendectomy, which has kept him on the 60-day injured list since late May. Even if the Cubs have room for Burdi in the bullpen once he completes his rehab, he'll likely be ticketed for lower-leverage work.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Ready for live session

    Burdi (appendectomy) is scheduled to face hitters in live batting practice Tuesday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    After completing a couple of bullpen sessions last week, Burdi will enter the next phase of his rehab program as he ramps back up from the emergency appendectomy he underwent May 24. If all goes well Tuesday, Burdi could be cleared to head out on an extended minor-league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Throws bullpen Saturday

    Burdi (abdomen) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    All went well during Burdi's bullpen session, and the next step will probably be throwing live batting practice sometime next week. Burdi remains on track to return to Chicago's bullpen in mid-August.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Throwing long toss

    Burdi (abdomen) played long toss Tuesday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Burdi advanced to mound work in early July, but he must have run into some sort of setback. Whatever the case, he's back on the right track and could return to the Cubs' bullpen sometime in August. He's been on the injured list since late May after requiring an emergency appendectomy.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Slated for bullpen session

    Burdi (abdomen) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    It will be a "touch and feel" bullpen session, so he won't be going all out. Burdi has been sidelined since late May following an emergency appendectomy and is eligible for activation toward the end of July.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Advances to long-toss

    Burdi (appendicitis) has advanced to long tossing, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Burdi is currently stationed at the Cubs' spring training complex in Arizona as he works back into form following an emergency appendectomy in late May. He's not eligible to be activated from the 60-day injured list until July 23.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Moved to 60-day IL

    Burdi (appendicitis) was transferred Tuesday from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Burdi can now be ruled out until at least late July as he recovers from a May 24 emergency appendectomy. Anthony Kay will fill the vacated 40-man roster spot and hop into the Cubs' bullpen Tuesday night against the Pirates.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Placed on injured list

    Chicago placed Burdi on the 15-day injured list Wednesday after he underwent an appendectomy earlier in the day, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Burdi will be sidelined for at least the next couple of weeks while he recovers from the emergency procedure. The Cubs called up right-hander Javier Assad from Triple-A Iowa to take Burdi's spot in the bullpen.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Contract selected

    The Cubs selected Burdi's contract from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Burdi hasn't pitched in the majors since having a second Tommy John surgery in 2020. He's earned a trip back to the big leagues after posting a 3.38 ERA and 19:5 K:BB over 10.2 innings with Iowa.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Reassigned to minors camp

    Burdi was reassigned Thursday to the minor-league side of Cubs camp, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Burdi had issued five walks but allowed only one hit and zero runs through 4.2 innings this spring in the Cactus League. The 30-year-old right-hander will function as organizational relief depth for Chicago in 2023.

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  • Cubs' Nick Burdi: Gets invite to camp

    Burdi, whom the Cubs selected in the minor-league Rule 5 draft in December, will join the MLB team for spring training.

    The 29-year-old right-hander previously saw big-league action with the Pirates in parts of three seasons between 2018 and 2020, but he hasn't appeared in affiliated ball in either of the past two years after undergoing his second career Tommy John surgery in October 2020. The fact that he wasn't able to pitch even in the second half of the 2022 campaign suggests that he might have experienced a setback at some point along the way, but he looks as though he'll be healthy for spring training. Given his lengthy layoff from pitching, Burdi probably won't have a realistic chance at winning a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day bullpen and will most likely be ticketed for Triple-A Iowa.

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  • Nick Burdi: Let go by San Diego

    The Padres released Burdi (elbow) on Thursday.

    Burdi opened the season on Triple-A El Paso's 7-day injured list before being activated April 19 and then optioned two days later without making a single appearance for the affiliate. The 29-year-old right-hander is apparently healthy again after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery in October 2020, but the Padres may not have been encouraged enough by his throwing sessions to justify keeping him around on the Triple-A roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Hinsdale, IL
Age: 31
School: Louisville
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R