Burns removed from roster

The Brewers cleared a spot on their 40-man roster late Wednesday by outrighting right-hander Mike Burns to Triple-A Nashville.

Burns yo-yoed between Triple-A Nashville’s starting rotation and a utility role in Milwaukee, where he was 3-5 with a 5.75 ERA in eight games, including four starts, for the Brewers. At Nashville, he was 8-3 with a 2.62 ERA in 14 starts.

After the Brewers’ final home game, Burns revealed that he was fighting pain in his right shoulder. A subsequent MRI scan revealed “pathology,” but the Brewers never announced whether Burns needed surgery.

With Wednesday’s move, the Brewers have 39 players on the 40-man roster and three more — pitchers Mark DiFelice and David Riske and infielder Rickie Weeks — on the 60-day disabled list.

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