The 5-foot-9 speedster last played in the big leagues in 2017 with Kansas City, and spent his 2018 season with Triple-A Omaha, compiling a slash line of .255/.314/.316 in 102 games.
Over parts of four MLB seasons since his debut in 2014 with Oakland, Burns has slashed .270/.308/.353 with 46 stolen bases, 47 extra-base hits and 114 runs in 899 plate appearances.
His best career season occurred in 2015 when he stole 26 bases and hit .294 over 125 games as a rookie with the A's.
Depth is crucial to any big league organization, and Burns is a player with legitimate speed and 242 games of MLB experience under his belt.
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