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Trade, Aggression has its Peaks for Burke

Kyler Burke (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

Being traded is sometimes a young player's worst nightmare. It means getting adapted to new teammates, new coaches and often new philosophies. For outfielder Kyler Burke, being traded was one of the best things to have happened for his career.

Burke, who will turn 20 later this month, was a supplemental first round (35th overall) draft pick by San Diego in 2006. Just over a year removed from the draft, he was traded to Chicago with catcher Rob Bowen for catcher Michael Barrett. The left-handed hitting outfielder would play in 63 games for Class Low-A Boise, batting .254 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs in his first season as a Cubs...

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