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Instructs Q&A: Kyler Burke

Kyler Burke (Pam Davis Photo)

An outfielder by trade, Kyler Burke is learning a new position in the Cubs' annual Instructional League camp in Arizona this month.

Burke, a first-round pick in the 2006 draft, was acquired by the Cubs from San Diego in mid-June in the trade that sent Michael Barrett to the Padres. He had batted .211 in 62 games with Class-A Fort Wayne in the Padres system and upon joining the Cubs, Burke was sent to the short-season Northwest League at Boise, where he hit .254 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs in 63 games. All of his starts...

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